Noviana Joenputri, Ketut Suryana
Abstract: Food poisoning which is caused by fish is frequently diagnosed as allergic to fish because the symptoms caused by both conditions are very similar. To diagnose food poisoning which is caused by fish, it should be based on the history of the complaints and the history of the fish which has just been consumed. There is no specific supporting tests to diagnose this condition. We are reporting a case of a 30-year old male who showed symptoms similar to allergic reaction, which turned out to be caused by poisoning, 30 minutes after consuming mackarel fish. This food poisoning is a self-limiting disease. Prevention is very important in the management of food poisoning in order to prevent an outbreak.
Keywords: histamine toxicity, fish poisoning, food allergy, food intoxication