Pfiesteria Dinoflagellate Toxin Inhalation

Etiology

  • Aerosolization of Dinoflagellate Toxin: due to wind and surf

Physiology

  • Airway Irritant

Clinical

Pulmonary Manifestations

  • Cough (see Cough, [[Cough]])

Neuro Manifestations

  • Headache
  • Memory Problems

References

  • Learning and memory difficulties after environmental exposure to waterways containing toxin-producing Pfiesteria or Pfiesteria-like dinoflagellates. The Lancet; Volume 352, Issue 9127, 15 August 1998, Pages 532–539