Shellfish poisoning

Summary

Shellfish poisoning
SpecialtyToxicology

Shellfish poisoning includes four syndromes that share some common features and are primarily associated with bivalve molluscs (such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops.)[1] As filter feeders, these shellfish may accumulate toxins produced by microscopic algae, such as cyanobacteria, diatoms and dinoflagellates.

Syndromes

The syndromes are:

See also

References

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

External links

Classification
D
External resources
  • Human Illness Associated with Harmful Algae