Tag Ciguatera poisoning
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Seafood poisoning

A couple present to the ED with vomiting and paraesthesiae after eating at a seafood restaurant. Can you help them by solving the seafood poisoning conundrum?
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Ciguatera Poisoning

Ciguatera Poisoning: A bizarre poisoning syndrome with acute and sometimes severe neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms caused by eating tropical reef fish that have accumulated ciguatoxin from the dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus; most common cause of fish poisoning worldwide.