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What is Tetradon Poisoning?

What is Tetradon Poisoning?

  • Tetradon Poisoning: Food poisoning from Tetradons.
  • Tetradon Poisoning: An aminoperhydroquinazoline poison found mainly in the liver and ovaries of fishes in the order TETRAODONTIFORMES, which are eaten. The toxin causes paresthesia and paralysis through interference with neuromuscular conduction.
    Source - Diseases Database

Tetradon Poisoning: Introduction

Types of Tetradon Poisoning:

Broader types of Tetradon Poisoning:

How many people get Tetradon Poisoning?

Prevalance of Tetradon Poisoning: From 1974 through 1983 there were 646 reported cases of pufferfish poisoning in Japan, with 179 fatalities. Estimates as high as 200 cases per year with mortality approaching 50% have been reported. Only a few cases have been reported in the United States, and outbreaks in countries outside the Indo-Pacific area are rare. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Who gets Tetradon Poisoning?

Profile for Tetradon Poisoning: Target Populations: All humans are susceptible to tetrodotoxin poisoning. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

How serious is Tetradon Poisoning?

Complications of Tetradon Poisoning: see complications of Tetradon Poisoning

What causes Tetradon Poisoning?

Causes of Tetradon Poisoning: see causes of Tetradon Poisoning
Causes of Tetradon Poisoning: Fish poisoning by consumption of members of the order Tetraodontiformes is one of the most violent intoxications from marine species. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)
Risk factors for Tetradon Poisoning: see risk factors for Tetradon Poisoning

What are the symptoms of Tetradon Poisoning?

Symptoms of Tetradon Poisoning: see symptoms of Tetradon Poisoning

Complications of Tetradon Poisoning: see complications of Tetradon Poisoning

Can anyone else get Tetradon Poisoning?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Tetradon Poisoning

Tetradon Poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tetradon Poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tetradon Poisoning: Emergency Medical Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tetradon Poisoning.
Treatments for Tetradon Poisoning: see treatments for Tetradon Poisoning
Prevention of Tetradon Poisoning: see prevention of Tetradon Poisoning

Name and Aliases of Tetradon Poisoning

Main name of condition: Tetradon Poisoning

Other names or spellings for Tetradon Poisoning:

Tetrodotoxin, Pufferfish Poisoning, Fugu Poisoning

Fugu poisoning, Puffer fish poisoning, Tetrodotoxism Source - Diseases Database


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