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.
The marine biotoxin domoic acid (DA), produced by the cosmopolitan diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia, is responsible for causing amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP).
Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) can lead to severe sickness and headaches, followed by memory loss and permanent brain damage or even death.
Here we summarize the origins of the safety levels for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) toxins.