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Shellfish poisoning

Shellfish poisoning
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 T61.2
ICD-9 988.0
DiseasesDB 32220
eMedicine emerg/528
NCI Shellfish poisoning
Patient UK Shellfish poisoning

There are four syndromes called shellfish poisoning, which 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 dinoflagellates and diatoms, and cyanobacteria.


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 

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