Tetrodotoxin Toxicity Follow-up

Updated: Dec 28, 2015
  • Author: Theodore I Benzer, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Prognosis

See the list below:

  • 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.
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Patient Education

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

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