Paralytic shellfish poisoning

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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

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