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Wilderness: Ciguatera Toxin (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

  • Severe cases require hospitalization for intravenous fluids.
  • Immediate medical attention is necessary for all cases because the symptoms may rapidly progress in a few patients.
  • A doctor should be consulted about treatment with available medications. If necessary a doctor specializing in poisonings (toxicologist) can be consulted.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/21/2013

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