Scombroid fish poisoning after eating seared tuna

Nancy Codori, Spyridon Marinopoulos

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Abstract

Food safety is an increasing concern to Americans. Recent recalls of peanuts and pistachios, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings to pregnant women to avoid eating fish have increased government oversight of food processing and handling. Consumers can play an important role in alerting their healthcare providers to food-related illness. Vigilant healthcare providers can notify public health officials to investigate a suspected foodborne illness. The authors present a case of a healthy postdoctoral fellow who developed symptoms of scombroid fish poisoning immediately after consuming a salad containing seared tuna. The successful diagnosis of this case occurred because the patient, physician, city health department and FDA lab collaborated in a coordinated fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

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Keywords

  • Fish
  • Food safety
  • Foodborne illness
  • Reportable illness
  • Scombroid poisoning

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  • Medicine(all)

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Scombroid fish poisoning after eating seared tuna. / Codori, Nancy; Marinopoulos, Spyridon.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 103, No. 4, 04.2010, p. 382-384.

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