rhabdomyolysis resultant from an unidentified toxin contained in some fish, including turbot and buffalo fish.
[Haff, an arm of the Baltic Sea in East Prussia]
Aetiology Ingestion of fish tainted with cellulose-derived toxic resins and/or arsine from paper-processing plants that discharged waste into Haff waters had been postulated; more recently, an unidentified toxins in eels and fish have been blamed
Haff disease(hăf) [First described in persons living along the Konigsberg Haff, a German inlet of the Baltic Sea]
A rare syndrome of rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown) from eating certain kinds of fish. It is believed to result from ingestion of a marine toxin.