Scombrotoxic Fish Poisoning

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Definition

Scombrotoxic fish poisoning, otherwise known as the Scombroid or the Histamine fish poisoning, is a medical condition that is usually caused to the bacterial spoilage of fish that breakdowns fish protein and produce byproducts like histamine.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination as well as review of the medical history of the patient to determine the exact cause. Blood testing is also used to confirm the presence of the condition.

Treatment

Treatments includes administration of antidotes, IV fluid replacement and oxygen therapy.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes rashes, diarrhea, flushing, excessive sweating, vomiting, burning sensation in the mouth area, swelling of the mouth, abdominal pain and metallic taste.

Causes

It is said to be cause by a bacterial spoilage of fish that breakdowns the protein and fish and produces histamine.

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