Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning

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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

Diagnosis

Differential Diagnosis

Marine toxins, envenomations, and bites

Treatment

  • Symptomatic

Prognosis

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