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==Background==
 
==Background==
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*Associated with red tides, but can occur independently
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*Caused by ingestion of contaminated shellfish which harbor toxin producing algae
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*Shellfish typically from colder waters (New England, Pacific NW, Alaska)
  
 
==Diagnosis==
 
==Diagnosis==

Revision as of 23:08, 6 January 2016

Background

  • Associated with red tides, but can occur independently
  • Caused by ingestion of contaminated shellfish which harbor toxin producing algae
  • Shellfish typically from colder waters (New England, Pacific NW, Alaska)

Diagnosis

Differential Diagnosis

Marine toxins, envenomations, and bites

Treatment

  • Symptomatic

Prognosis

See Also

Source