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scombroid intoxicationA histaminic reaction caused by ingesting spoiled fish of suborder Scombroidea–eg, saury, skipjack, maki-maki, dolphin, tuna, bonito, seerfish, butterfly kingfish, mackerel; these fish have free histamine in muscle which is decarboxylated when infected by.Proteus spp; if infection is intense, oral antihistamines or activated charcoal may be used to reverse the histaminic effect. See Fish. Cf Ciguatera poisoning.
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