Palytoksinforgiftning relateret til saltvandsakvarie

Mona El-Faramawi, Anja Julie Huusom, Mohammed R Khalil, Martin Hulgaard

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Palytoxin is a potent toxin found in zoanthid species, a popular decorative coral used in private aquaria. Inappropriate cleaning procedure may lead to palytoxin poisoning by dermal contact and inhalation of water aerosols, affecting several organ systems. This is a case report of three family members admitted to a hospital with symptoms compatible with palytoxin poisoning after cleaning an aquarium. One of them had remarkable respiratory distress and needed oxygen therapy.
OriginalsprogDansk
ArtikelnummerV08210615
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind183
ISSN0041-5782
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 20. dec. 2021

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