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Toxicon. 2006 Dec 1;48(7):799-809. Epub 2006 Jul 14.

Ciguatera: Australian perspectives on a global problem.

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  • 1Institute for Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Qld. 4072, Australia.


Ciguatera is a global disease caused by the consumption of certain warm-water fish that have accumulated orally effective levels of sodium channel activator toxins (ciguatoxins) through the marine food chain. Symptoms of ciguatera arising from the consumption of ciguateric fish include a range of gastrointestinal, neurological and cardiovascular disturbances. This review examines progress in our understanding of ciguatera from an Australian perspective, especially the laboratory-based research into the problem that was initiated by the late "Bob" Endean at the University of Queensland.

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