Julie Parsonnet

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  • POLYMYOSITIS AFTER CIGUATERA TOXIN EXPOSURE ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY Stommel, E. W., Parsonnet, J., Jenkyn, L. R. 1991; 48 (8): 874-877


    Biopsy-proved polymyositis subsequently developed in two patients who were severely poisoned by ciguatera fish toxin. Ciguatera toxin may have several mechanisms of action and may represent more than one toxin. The patients' clinical courses and the unlikelihood of coincidence of contracting both diseases suggested to us a causal relationship. Although we cannot prove this relationship, we suggest a mechanism by which the toxin predisposed the muscle to inflammation.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1991GA13100024

    View details for PubMedID 1898267

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