Puffer Poisoning in Japan—A Case Report

    Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1980

    Page Count: 6


    Kanda, M
    Assistant professor, research student, and professor, Kumamoto University Medical School, Kumamoto,

    Tsunenari, S
    Assistant professor, research student, and professor, Kumamoto University Medical School, Kumamoto,

    Uchimura, Y
    Assistant professor, research student, and professor, Kumamoto University Medical School, Kumamoto,

    (Received 1 December 1978; accepted 19 July 1979)

    Abstract

    A fatal case of puffer poisoning in an 80-year-old man is reported. By using a bioassay with mice and extracts of crude poisons, the toxicities of the autopsy materials, fresh puffer ovaries, and the remaining cooked ovaries were determined and expressed in mouse units per gram (M.U.). Some medicolegal aspects of puffer poisoning are also discussed. Puffer poisoning is a primary cause of fatal food poisoning in Japan even though its frequency is not high.


    Paper ID: JFS10956J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10956J

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