Question: The reference cited below notes “Histamine fish poisoning, also known as scombroid poisoning, is the most common cause of ichythyotoxicosis worldwide and often results from the ingestion of histamine-contaminated fish in the Scombroidae and Scomberesocidae families, including mackerel, bonito, albacore, and skipjack.” Ingestion of which two fish make up more than 80% of histamine fish poisoning in the United States?
Answer: Tuna and mahi mahi make up more than 80 % of reported cases of histamine fish poisoning. (Feng C et al. Histamine (Scombroid) fish poisoning: A comprehensive review. 2016 Clinic Rev Allerg Immunol 50:64-69)