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Medical Term:

Pfeisteris toxin

 

Definition: multisymptomatic presentation (memory loss and confusion, “burning” sensation, GI effects); caused by physical contact with or inhalation and/or ingestion of infected fish. Seen commonly in Chesapeake Bay in eastern U.S., often in fish kills on shoreline.

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