A scombroid poisoning causing a life-threatening acute pulmonary edema and coronary syndrome in a young healthy patient.

Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine, University of Brescia, Piazzale Spedali civili, 125100 Brescia, Italy.
Cardiovascular toxicology (Impact Factor: 2.56). 05/2011; 11(3):280-3. DOI: 10.1007/s12012-011-9115-1
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