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Wilderness: Shellfish Poisoning, Gastrointestinal (cont.)

Shellfish Poisoning Prognosis

In general, most outcomes, after the symptoms subside, are good. However, the outcomes worsen according to the amount and type of poison ingested. The amnestic and paralytic poisons, when ingested in large amounts may cause permanent damage to the nervous system or even death.

Medically reviewed by Martin E. Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery

REFERENCES: Marine Biotoxins.

Hinder, s., Hayes, G., Brooks, C., et al. Toxic Marine Microalgae and Shellfish Poisoning in the British Isles; History, Review of Epidemiology and Future Implications. Environ. Health. 10:54, 2011

Silver, M. Protecting Ourselves from Shellfish Poisoning. American Scientist. 94 (4): pp.316–325, 2006

Sobel, J, Painter, J. Illnesses caused by marine toxins. Clin Infect Dis. 41:1290-1296, 2005

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/26/2015

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