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Neurologic symptoms following Pfiesteria exposure: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9601196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although the recently identified dinoflagellate, Pfiesteria piscicida, may have neurotoxic effects on humans, the precise nature of the neurologic symptoms associated with varying levels of exposure is unknown. Toward this end, we review the neurologic symptoms of three Pfiesteria-exposed laboratory workers reported to data and compare them to the evaluation of an exposed waterman from Maryland. The occupational exposure of a Maryland waterman appears to produce a mild, reversible encephalopathy which predominantly affects functions associated with the frontal and temporal lobes. A comprehensive neurologic examination is recommended for all Pfiesteria piscicida and morphologically related organism-exposed, symptomatic persons.
Authors:
C T Bever; L Grattan; J G Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0886-0572     ISO Abbreviation:  Md Med J     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-07     Completed Date:  1998-07-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506985     Medline TA:  Md Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Baltimore, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology
Dinoflagellida*
Fish Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology
Fishes
Humans
Male
Marine Toxins / adverse effects
Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Occupational Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Marine Toxins

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