Shellfish poisoning

Shellfish poisoning
Specialty Toxicology

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.

Syndromes[edit]

The syndromes are:

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References[edit]

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

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