Poisoning after ingestion of pufferfish in Brazil: report of 11 cases
Journal Of Venomous Animals And Toxins Including Tropical Diseases. London: Biomed Central Ltd, v. 20, 2 p., 2014.
Secretariat Hlth Duque de Caxias City
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
In this brief communication the authors report eleven cases of human poisoning caused by ingestion of pufferfish meat. Three patients (two children and one adult) were seriously affected. The circumstances that precipitated the poisoning are discussed as well as the clinical aspects observed. No deaths were registered and the patients did not present sequelae after the episode.