Palytoksinforgiftning relateret til saltvandsakvarie

Mona El-Faramawi, Anja Julie Huusom, Mohammad Rohi El Cheick Khalil, Martin Hulgaard


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.
Bidragets oversatte titelPalytoxin poisoning related to salt water aquarium
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
StatusUdgivet - 20 dec. 2021


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