Ciguatera poisoning

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What is ciguatera poisoning?

Ciguatera poisoning is a type of toxin found in tropical reef fish. If ingested it can lead to gastrointestinal problems, and possible neurological issues. Some symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, numbness and tingling. The illness is self limiting and often subsides after several days.

Common symptoms reported by people with ciguatera poisoning

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ciguatera poisoning

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with ciguatera poisoning, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ciguatera poisoning

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ciguatera poisoning, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ciguatera poisoning on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from ciguatera patients who have completed their condition history
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