A brief case report and review of ciguatera poisoning

Wilderness Environ Med. 2001 Winter;12(4):263-9. doi: 10.1580/1080-6032(2001)012[0263:abcrar]2.0.co;2.


Although ciguatera fish poisoning is generally a mild, self-limited disease, both life-threatening acute reactions and troublesome chronic symptoms can occur. Because ciguatera has been largely confined to tropical locations, a relative lack of recognition exists among many US physicians. As access to tropical locations has increased, so has the distribution of ciguatera. Herein, we present a case report and review the current literature on ciguatera.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Ciguatera Poisoning*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fishes*
  • Foodborne Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tropical Climate