Tetrodotoxin Toxicity Follow-up

Updated: Dec 28, 2015
  • Author: Theodore I Benzer, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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  • Mortality rates are difficult to establish; however, anecdotal reports suggest 50-60% mortality, even with good supportive care.
  • Symptoms may last several days, even in nonlethal ingestions.
  • One report suggests that prognosis is good if the patient survives the first 24 hours.

Patient Education

For patient education information, see the First Aid and Injuries Center, as well as Food Poisoning and Activated Charcoal.