Introduction: Scombrotoxic fish poisoning


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Scombrotoxic fish poisoning: Bacterial food poisoning from eating contaminated fish

Scombrotoxic fish poisoning: Scombrotoxic fish poisoning also known as scombroid or histamine fish poisoning, is caused by bacterial spoilage of certain finfish such as tuna, mackerel, bonito, and, rarely, other fish. As bacteria break down fish proteins, byproducts such as histamine and other substances that block histamine breakdown build up in fish. Eating spoiled fish that have high levels of these histamines can cause in human disease1

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1. excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD

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