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Criteria for the Possible Estuary-Associated Syndrome (PEAS) Following Exposure to Toxic Pfiesteria Complex (TPC)

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

The Possible Estuary-Associated Syndrome (PEAS) occurs in humans following exposure to toxic Pfiesteria dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates have been found in estuarine waters along the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern seaboard and have been associated with fish kills. While the precise toxin has not been identified, a constellation of clinical findings can be used to identify affected individuals.

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