Symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning


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General information about symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning. Furthermore, symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning.

List of symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Paralytic shellfish poisoning includes:

Symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Symptoms are generally mild, and begin with numbness or tingling of the face, arms, and legs. This is followed by headache, dizziness, nausea, and muscular incoordination. Patients sometimes describe a floating sensation. In cases of severe poisoning, muscle paralysis and respiratory failure occur, and in these cases death may occur in 2 to 25 hours.1

More symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Paralytic shellfish poisoning, underlying causes of Paralytic shellfish poisoning, associated conditions for Paralytic shellfish poisoning, risk factors for Paralytic shellfish poisoning, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD

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