Author: Jared Scott, MD
- Scombroid is a type of food poisoning associated with dark fish (i.e. tuna, salmon, mackerel) that mimics anaphylaxis.
- Occurs through conversion of histidine to histamine by bacteria in the fish.
- Symptoms include flushing, lips swelling, nausea, diarrhea in setting of recent fish consumption.
- Treat with antihistamines.
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