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Pilot Study of the Potential Benefit of Tocainide in the Management of Ciguatera Toxicity

  • W. R. Lange
  • S. D. Kreider

Abstract

Ciguatera is a variety of food poisoning associated with the consumption of contaminated marine fish. It is the most common foodborne illness due to a chemical toxin and is characterized by a rather distinctive complex of gastrointestinal, neurologic, and cardiovascular symptoms [1]. The neurologic manifestations of the syndrome tend to occur in the majority of symptomatic individuals, and they invariably are the most bothersome [2–4]. In protracted cases, paresthesias may persist for months, or even years.

Keywords

Coral Reef Distinctive Complex Cardiovascular Symptom Fish Poisoning Chemical Toxin 
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  • W. R. Lange
  • S. D. Kreider

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