Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

Introduction: Several cases of palytoxin poisoning have occurred during cleaning of aquariums.

Case Report: We report a case of palytoxin inhalational toxicity in pediatric siblings following secondary exposure to vapors from cleaning of an aquarium containing Zoanthids. Symptoms included fever, tachycardia, leukocytosis and elevated lactic dehydrogenase. Both patients received supportive treatment in the pediatric intensive care unit and were discharged after 48 hours. Symptoms also occurred in children’s parents including cleaning attendant.

Conclusion: Herein, we present a rare case of inhalational toxicity from palytoxin.

Publisher's Statement

Originally published in the International Journal of Case Reports and Images, 5(7), 501-504. Licensed under CC BY 4.0. doi:10.5348/ijcri-201488-CR-10399

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