Shellfish poisoning

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Shellfish poisoning
Classification and external resources
Specialtyemergency medicine
ICD-10T61.2
ICD-9-CM988.0
DiseasesDB32220
eMedicineemerg/528

Shellfish poisoning includes four (4) syndromes that 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 cyanobacteria, diatoms and dinoflagellates.

Syndromes[edit]

The syndromes are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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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