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What are the symptoms of shellfish poisoning?

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Symptoms of shellfish poisoning begin 4-48 hours after eating and include:

A person who has blood in the stool and a fever may have a bacterial infection.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramps.

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Author: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Editors: Ivette Motola, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Kimo Takayesu, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital.

CHC Medical Library and Patient Education: :Fish and shellfish poisoning."

SailNet: "Dangerous Seafood."

CDC: "Marine Toxins."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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Author: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Editors: Ivette Motola, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Kimo Takayesu, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital.

CHC Medical Library and Patient Education: :Fish and shellfish poisoning."

SailNet: "Dangerous Seafood."

CDC: "Marine Toxins."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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