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What is Tetraodon Poisoning?

What is Tetraodon Poisoning?

  • Tetraodon Poisoning: Food poisoning from Tetradons.
  • Tetraodon 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

Tetraodon Poisoning: Introduction

Types of Tetraodon Poisoning:

Broader types of Tetraodon Poisoning:

How many people get Tetraodon Poisoning?

Prevalance of Tetraodon 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 Tetraodon Poisoning?

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

How serious is Tetraodon Poisoning?

Complications of Tetraodon Poisoning: see complications of Tetraodon Poisoning

What causes Tetraodon Poisoning?

Causes of Tetraodon Poisoning: see causes of Tetraodon Poisoning
Causes of Tetraodon 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 Tetraodon Poisoning: see risk factors for Tetraodon Poisoning

What are the symptoms of Tetraodon Poisoning?

Symptoms of Tetraodon Poisoning: see symptoms of Tetraodon Poisoning

Complications of Tetraodon Poisoning: see complications of Tetraodon Poisoning

Can anyone else get Tetraodon Poisoning?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Tetraodon Poisoning

Tetraodon Poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tetraodon Poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Tetraodon Poisoning

Main name of condition: Tetraodon Poisoning

Other names or spellings for Tetraodon Poisoning:

Tetrodotoxin, Pufferfish Poisoning, Fugu Poisoning

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


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