Difference between revisions of "Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning"

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*Associated with red tide
 
*Associated with red tide
 
*Seen in Southeast US, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, New Zealand
 
*Seen in Southeast US, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, New Zealand
*Caused by brevetoxins secreted by dinoflagellates during algal blooms, which are then ingested by shellfish
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*Caused by brevetoxins secreted by dinoflagellates during algal blooms, which are then ingested by shellfish and/or aerosolized
  
 
==Diagnosis==
 
==Diagnosis==

Revision as of 22:31, 6 January 2016

Background

  • Associated with red tide
  • Seen in Southeast US, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, New Zealand
  • Caused by brevetoxins secreted by dinoflagellates during algal blooms, which are then ingested by shellfish and/or aerosolized

Diagnosis

Differential Diagnosis

Marine toxins, envenomations, and bites

Treatment

  • Symptomatic

Prognosis

See Also

Source