Shellfish poisoning

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Shellfish poisoning
Classification and external resources
Specialty emergency medicine
ICD-10 T61.2
ICD-9-CM 988.0
DiseasesDB 32220
eMedicine emerg/528

There are four syndromes called shellfish poisoning, which share some common features and are primarily associated with bivalve molluscs (such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops).[1] These shellfish are filter feeders and, therefore, accumulate toxins produced by microscopic algae, such as dinoflagellates and diatoms, and cyanobacteria.


The syndromes are:

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  1. ^ Silver, Mary Wilcox (2006), "Protecting Ourselves from Shellfish Poisoning", American Scientist 94 (4): 316–325, doi:10.1511/2006.60.316 

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