Wilderness: Shellfish Poisoning, Gastrointestinal Topic Guide

Shellfish Poisoning Shellfish Poisoning: Shellfish poisoning occurs when toxic shellfish are eaten. There are four types of shellfish poisoning; 1) amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), 2) diarrheal shellfish poisoning (DSP), 3) neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP), and 4) paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). Symptoms of shellfish poisoning include nausea, vomiting, slurred speach, speach defects, an paralysis. Treatment of shellfish poisoning depends on the type.


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