Wilderness: Shellfish Poisoning, Gastrointestinal Topic Guide
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.
Poisoning Poisoning can have serious signs or symptoms including nausea, vomiting, trouble breathing, seizure, confusion, or pain. The National Poisong Control Center phone number in the U.S. 1-800-222-1222. Causes of poisoning include medications, chemicals, lead, and more. Treatment depends upon the type of poisoning.