Polyneuropathy secondary to ciguatoxin poisoning

Ital J Neurol Sci. 1988 Oct;9(5):491-5. doi: 10.1007/BF02337168.


Following ingestion of marine fish in Thailand this patient complained of gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances, marked by severe, mainly motor, demyelinating polyneuropathy, which worsened on her return to Italy a few days later. The clinical pattern, electromyography, cerebrospinal fluid test and sural nerve biopsy by electronmicroscopy permitted the diagnosis of polyneuropathy secondary to ciguatoxin poisoning.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ciguatera Poisoning*
  • Female
  • Foodborne Diseases / complications*
  • Humans
  • Marine Toxins / poisoning*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology


  • Marine Toxins