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scombroid poisoning


Definition: poisoning from ingestion of heat-stable toxins produced by bacterial action on inadequately or improperly preserved dark-meat fish of the order Scombroidea (tuna, bonito, mackerel, albacore, skipjack); characterized by epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting, headache, thirst, difficulty in swallowing, and urticaria.

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