Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

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Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning is an unusual and rare disease which occurs as a result of a toxin made by a microscopic, salt-water plant that is usually red-brown or a diatom specie called Nitzchia Pungens.


Diagnosis is made through review of personal history of the patient including physical examination and blood testing.


Treatment includes administration of medicine and hospitalization to observe the extent of the toxin in the body.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of the Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning includes distress in the gastrointestinal tracks, headache, dizziness, seizures, permanent short term memory loss and focal weakness.


Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning is said to be caused by a toxin produced by a microscopic, salt-water red plant or diatom named as the Nitzchia pungens.

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