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Title: Tremor syndrome associated with a fungal toxin: Sequelae of food contamination
Authors: Lewis, Peter R ;Cook, Lucy ;Donoghue, Michael B;Hocking, Ailsa D;Granger, Linda V 
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Source: Volume 182, Issue 11, pp. 582 - 584.
Journal title: The Medical Journal of Australia
Abstract: We report on an elderly couple who presented with a syndrome that included severe generalised tremor and incoordination after eating soup from a damaged can. Black mould contaminating the can was subcultured and the fungus Penicillium crustosum was identified. This fungus usually produces a potent neurotoxin called penitrem A. The couple displayed symptoms consistent with penitrem A ingestion, all of which resolved fully. Penitrem A intoxication has been well documented in animals, but not in humans.
ISSN: 0025-729X
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Toxicity
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