Basic Summary for Paralytic shellfish poisoning


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Main name of condition: Paralytic shellfish poisoning
Other names or spellings: PSP


What is Paralytic shellfish poisoning?
  Brief description of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Rare food poisoning from eating contaminated shellfish
  Parent types of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Marine toxins, Diseases contagious from food
How serious is Paralytic shellfish poisoning?
  Complications of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see complications of Paralytic shellfish poisoning
What causes Paralytic shellfish poisoning?
  Risk factors for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see risk factors for Paralytic shellfish poisoning
What are the symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning?
  Incubation period for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: 15 minutes to 10 hours
  Incubation period for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Symptoms begin anywhere from 15 minutes to 10 hours after eating the contaminated shellfish, although usually within 2 hours.1
  Symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see treatments for Paralytic shellfish poisoning

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD

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