Medicine & USMLE

Spoiled Fish (Scombroid) Poisoning

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Spoiled Fish Poisoning, also known as Scombroid, is a foodborne illness that typically results from eating spoiled fish.

The condition results from consuming fish high in histamine due to improper storage or processing. Symptoms of excess histamine manifest as facial flushing, itchiness, and development of urticaria (hives) on the skin.

While antihistamines are first-line therapy, severe cases with anaphylaxis-like symptoms can be treated with albuterol and epinephrine.

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