Coma due to ciguatera poisoning in Rhode Island

Am J Med. 1993 Aug;95(2):240-3. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(93)90268-t.


A patient is presented who developed an acute gastrointestinal and neurologic syndrome progressing to coma after ingestion of a fish soup made in Rhode Island. Laboratory studies confirmed the clinical diagnosis of ciguatera poisoning. Physicians should be aware of the diagnostic features of this disease even in non-endemic areas.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ciguatera Poisoning*
  • Ciguatoxins / analysis
  • Coma / chemically induced*
  • Coma / diagnosis
  • Coma / therapy
  • Fishes*
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Middle Aged
  • Rhode Island


  • Ciguatoxins