Chronic ciguatera fish poisoning

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Chronic Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CCFG) or Ciguatera fish poisoning is also known as ichthyosarcotoxism is a type of food poisoning caused by eating fish contaminated with the toxin ciguatoxin.[1] Chronic ciguatera fish poisoning has been found to cause almost identical symptoms to chronic fatigue syndrome.[1][2][3] It is classed as a rare disease.[1]

Ciguatoxin[edit | edit source]

Ciguatoxin is a toxin found in some tropical and subtropical fish, and cannot be inactivated by any form of cooking.[1]

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ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2000, Neurology of ciguatera[4] - (Full text)
  • 2001, Chronic fatigue syndrome following a toxic exposure[5] - (Full text)
  • 2008, Acute phase phospholipids related to the cardiolipin of mitochondria in the sera of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), chronic Ciguatera fish poisoning (CCFP), and other diseases attributed to chemicals, Gulf War, and marine toxins[2] - (Full text)
  • 2010, Defining the neurotoxin derived illness chronic ciguatera using markers of chronic 2 systemic inflammatory disturbances: A case/control study[6] - (Full text)
  • 2011, One Organic Cause of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[3] - (Full text)
  • 2014, Neurotoxin-induced fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia after ciguatera (tilapia fish poisoning?[7] - (Full text)

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  1. 1.01.11.21.3 National Organisation for Rare Disorders. "Ciguatera Fish Poisoning". NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders). Retrieved May 4, 2020. 
  2. 2.02.1 Hokama, Yoshitsugi; Empey‐Campora, Cara; Hara, Cynthia; Higa, Nicole; Siu, Nathaniel; Lau, Rachael; Kuribayashi, Tina; Yabusaki, Kenichi (2008). "Acute phase phospholipids related to the cardiolipin of mitochondria in the sera of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), chronic ciguatera fish poisoning (CCFP), and other diseases attributed to chemicals, Gulf War, and marine toxins". Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis. 22 (2): 99–105. doi:10.1002/jcla.20217. ISSN 1098-2825. PMC 6649096Freely accessible. PMID 18348309. 
  3. 3.03.1 Pearn, John (Jan 1, 1996). "Chronic Ciguatera". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2 (2-3): 29–34. doi:10.1300/J092v02n02_03. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  4. Pearn, J. (Jan 1, 2001). "Neurology of ciguatera". Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 70 (1): 4–8. doi:10.1136/jnnp.70.1.4. ISSN 0022-3050. PMID 11118239. 
  5. Racciatti, D.; Vecchiet, J.; Ceccomancini, A.; Ricci, F.; Pizzigallo, E. (Apr 10, 2001). "Chronic fatigue syndrome following a toxic exposure". The Science of the Total Environment. 270 (1-3): 27–31. doi:10.1016/s0048-9697(00)00777-4. ISSN 0048-9697. PMID 11327394. 
  6. Shoemaker, Ritchie C.; House, Dennis; Ryan, James C. (Nov 2010). "Defining the neurotoxin derived illness chronic ciguatera using markers of chronic systemic inflammatory disturbances: a case/control study" (PDF). Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 32 (6): 633–639. doi:10.1016/j.ntt.2010.05.007. ISSN 1872-9738. PMID 20685390. 
  7. Bilić, Erv, S.; Hajnšek, N.; Kello, A. Zemba; Čilić, D.; Čerimagić, Ern; Bilić, M.; Gladan, Ž. Ninčević (2014). "Neurotoxin-induced fibromyalgia or fibromyalgia after ciguatera (tilapia fish) poisoning?" (PDF). Neurol. Croat. 63: 1–2. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

mitochondria - Important parts of the biological cell, with each mitochondrion encased within a mitochondrial membrane. Mitochondria are best known for their role in energy production, earning them the nickname "the powerhouse of the cell". Mitochondria also participate in the detection of threats and the response to these threats. One of the responses to threats orchestrated by mitochondria is apoptosis, a cell suicide program used by cells when the threat can not be eliminated.

serum - The clear yellowish fluid that remains from blood plasma after clotting factors have been removed by clot formation. (Blood plasma is simply blood that has had its blood cells removed.)

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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