AMNESIC SHELLFISH POISONING & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "amnesic shellfish poisoning"?
Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning is an unusual & rare disease which occurs as a result of a toxin made by a microscopic, salt-water plant that is usually red-brown or a diatom specie called Nitzchia Pungens.
Symptoms & Signs
Symptoms of the Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning includes distress in the gastrointestinal tracks, headache, dizziness, seizures, permanent short term memory loss & focal weakness.
Treatment: How to Treat "amnesic shellfish poisoning"?
Treatment includes administration of medicine & hospitalization to observe the extent of the toxin in the body.
Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning is said to be caused by a toxin produced by a microscopic, salt-water red plant or diatom named as the Nitzchia pungens.
Diagnosis is made through review of personal history of the patient including physical examination & blood testing.