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A Familial Case of Tetramine Intoxication from Neptunea
Chang-Won Lee, Jung-Keun Kwak, Kyung-Choon Park, Ji-Yeong Ryu, Ji-Young You, Gyu-Chong Cho
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2007;5(1):50-52
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2007
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
3Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
5Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
6Department of Emergency Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University

Certain parts of shellfish contain poisonous substances and cause intoxication. Tetramine toxin is found in the salivary gland of Neptunea. Three family members were admitted to the hospital with chief complaints of dizziness and blurred vision, gait disturbance, and spasms of the lower extremities after ingesting Neptunea. Physical examination revealed sluggish pupil light reflexes, but laboratory studies were normal. Symptoms were completely resolved within 24 hours after injection of atropine. We report a case of three patients with dizziness and blurred vision, gait disturbance, and spasms of the lower extremities due to Neptunea tetramine toxin.

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