cyanobacteria poisoning

cyanobacteria poisoning
poisoning by cyanobacteria, usually after drinking contaminated water. The most common bacterial genera are Anabaena, Aphanizomenon, Gloeotrichia, Microcystis (Anacystis), Nodularia, and Oscillatoria. The condition is usually subacute, with liver damage, jaundice, sometimes bloody diarrhea, and photosensitization. Drinking of heavily contaminated water may cause acute symptoms such as muscle tremors, ataxia, dyspnea, cyanosis, and hyperesthesia so that a slight touch may cause convulsions and opisthotonos, which can be fatal.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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