Intoxication following minor stabs from the spines of a porcupine fish.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/5626
Title:
Intoxication following minor stabs from the spines of a porcupine fish.
Authors:
Gorcum, Teetske F van; Janse, Max; Leenders, Marianne E C; Vries, Irma de; Meulenbelt, Jan
Abstract:
We report an unusual intoxication by tetrodotoxin (TTX). A curator of an aquarium sustained minor punctures in his finger from the spines of a porcupine fish during an autopsy of a dead porcupine fish. He developed paresthesias, numbness, paresis, dizziness and headache. The death of the fish might have caused some autolysis, leading to increased availability of TTX. In combination with direct contact with the organ fluids, this probably led to TTX exposure via minor wounds.
Citation:
Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2006, 44(4):391-3
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/5626
DOI:
10.1080/15563650600671787
PubMed ID:
16809142
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1556-3650
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dc.contributor.authorGorcum, Teetske F van-
dc.contributor.authorJanse, Max-
dc.contributor.authorLeenders, Marianne E C-
dc.contributor.authorVries, Irma de-
dc.contributor.authorMeulenbelt, Jan-
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-27T08:43:18Z-
dc.date.available2006-10-27T08:43:18Z-
dc.date.issued2006-06-01-
dc.identifier.citationClin Toxicol (Phila) 2006, 44(4):391-3en
dc.identifier.issn1556-3650-
dc.identifier.pmid16809142-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15563650600671787-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/5626-
dc.description.abstractWe report an unusual intoxication by tetrodotoxin (TTX). A curator of an aquarium sustained minor punctures in his finger from the spines of a porcupine fish during an autopsy of a dead porcupine fish. He developed paresthesias, numbness, paresis, dizziness and headache. The death of the fish might have caused some autolysis, leading to increased availability of TTX. In combination with direct contact with the organ fluids, this probably led to TTX exposure via minor wounds.en
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dc.titleIntoxication following minor stabs from the spines of a porcupine fish.en
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