Scombroid syndrome - histamine poisoning

Patrizia Cattaneo
Scombroid syndrome - histamine poisoning is one of the most common form of intoxication caused by seafood consumption. The poisoning incidents are often underestimated due to mild or not-recognized symptoms, making difficult to attribute the responsibility for the outbreak and to improve proper hygienic practices. To help our students in a pragmatic and scientific approach, this article contains: definition and generalities on histamine poisoning; histamine and other biogenic amines formation; symptoms in humans; how to...