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J Accid Emerg Med. 1998 Sep;15(5):334-6.

Puffer fish poisoning.

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Port Hedland Regional Hospital, Western Australia.

Abstract

Regarded by many as a delicacy, puffer fish (Lagocephalus scleratus) is a lethal source of food poisoning with a high mortality. It contains tetrodotoxin which can cause death by muscular paralysis, respiratory depression, and circulatory failure. A case of mild intoxication is reported and the literature reviewed.

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9785165
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PMC1343179
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