amnesic shellfish poisoning


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Related to amnesic shellfish poisoning: Paralytic shellfish poisoning

amnesic shellfish poisoning

Poisoning caused by consumption of crabs and shellfish contaminated with domoic acid, causing permanent short-term memory loss, brain damage, and, in severe cases, death.
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Amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) was first recorded in Canada in 1987 when over 100 people became ill after consuming mussels Mytilus edulis contaminated with the DA toxin.
Domoic acid, the cause of amnesic shellfish poisoning, was first discovered on the West Coast last year," said Washington State Health Secretary Kristine M.
Here we summarize the origins of the safety levels for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) toxins.
Adverse health outcomes in humans range from acute neurotoxic disorders such as paralytic shellfish poisoning, neurotoxic shellfish poisoning, and ciguatera fish poisoning to more chronic diseases such as chronic liver disease caused by microcystins and amnesic shellfish poisoning from domoic acid exposure.