Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Poisoning after ingestion of pufferfish in Brazil: report of 11 cases

Simões, Eneida Márcia de SouzaMendes, Thelma Marly AbreuAdão, AngelinoHaddad Junior, Vidal

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.(AU)

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