Wilderness: Ciguatera Toxin Topic Guide
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (Ciguatera Toxin): Ciguatera is a type of food poisoning caused by the ciguatera toxinfound in large reef fish (most commonly in the Caribbean). Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle pain, numbness, tingling, dizziness, and vertigo. Ciguatera toxin fish poisoning may be a medical emergency and the poison control center, or emergency department should be consulted. The National Poison Control Center hotline in the United States is 1-800-222-1222.
Abdominal Pain in Children Abdominal pain in children can range from trivial to life-threatening. Some possible causes of abdominal pain in children are: infections, food related (food allergy or food poisoning), poisoning from medication, food, or household products, appendicitis, diabetes, or spider bites. Symptoms range from vomiting, diarrhea, fever, groin pain, urinary problems, or skin rash. Treatment of abdominal pain in children is dependant on the cause.