The commonest cause of scromboid poisoning is ingestion of spoiled fish following improper refridgeration. Cooking well will not inactivate the hisatmines that have been produced.
Degree of symptoms correlates to amount of fish consumed.
- abdo pain
- hypo or hypertension
Symptoms tend to settle within 36 hours
Treatment is with antihistamine; corticosteroids are not indicated.
People with asthma or on isoniazid may be more severely affected.