Shellfish poisoning

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Shellfish poisoning
Classification and external resources
Specialty emergency medicine
ICD-10 T61.2
ICD-9-CM 988.0
DiseasesDB 32220
eMedicine emerg/528
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Shellfish poisoning includes four (4) syndromes that share some common features and are primarily associated with bivalve molluscs (such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops.)[1] These shellfish are filter feeders and, therefore, accumulate toxins produced by microscopic algae, such as cyanobacteria, diatoms and dinoflagellates.


The syndromes are:

See also


  1. ^ Silver, Mary Wilcox (2006), "Protecting Ourselves from Shellfish Poisoning", American Scientist, 94 (4): 316–325, doi:10.1511/2006.60.316 

External links

  • Human Illness Associated with Harmful Algae
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