Intractable Seizures and Rehabilitation in Ciguatera Poisoning

Armen Derian, Seema R Khurana, Joshua Rothenberg, Charles Plumlee

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Ciguatera fish poisoning is the most frequently reported seafood toxin illness associated with the ingestion of contaminated tropical fish. Diagnosis relies on a history of recent tropical fish ingestion and subsequent development of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and neurological symptoms. Ciguatera poisoning usually has a self-limited time course, and its management involves symptomatic control and supportive care. This case report presents an uncommon case of ciguatera poisoning with prolonged intractable seizures refractory to standard antiseizure medications. The patient also had significant functional decline that responded to rigorous inpatient rehabilitation not previously described in literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Aug 31 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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