Podcast #86: Seafood Poisoning

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Author: Dr. John Winkler

Educational Pearls:

  • Scombroid poisoning is a histamine reaction from not cooking fish thoroughly enough or from not shipping fish soon enough – symptoms are similar to an allergic reaction – treatment is generally antihistamines.
  • Ciguatera is another toxin that is in more big game fish that causes neuropathy and paresthesias that last up to a year or longer – treatment includes antihistamines, nortriptyline, and Gabapentin.
  • Inpatient management is generally not needed, except in severe cases.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/seafood-poisoning/

References:  http://www.poison.org/articles/2009-jun/what-you-cant-smell-can-hurt

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