Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: Drs Su and Nelson comment that there is insufficient evidence that increased consumption of seafood has resulted in more cases of histamine poisoning. Our article merely suggests an explanation for a reported increase in cases during a specified time in North Carolina. It is biologically plausible, however, that more fish consumption would likely result in a higher incidence of seafood-related illness, especially in the preparation of ground tuna using belly meat scraps.
Becker KM, Southwick K, Reardon J, Berg R, MacCormack JN. Histamine Poisoning From Seafood—Reply. JAMA. 2001;285(23):2977-2978. doi:10.1001/jama.285.23.2977