Residential and recreational acquisition of possible estuary-associated syndrome
: a new approach to successful diagnosis and treatment.
We are pleased to respond to the letter from Swinker and Burke regarding our paper "Possible Estuary-Associated Syndrome
: Symptoms, Vision, and Treatment" (1), which was published in EHP as a Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine article.
The patient met the case definition for possible estuary-associated syndrome
(PEAS), a syndrome described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) following human illness associated with estuarine contact around the time of the August 1997 TPC-related fish kill in Maryland estuaries.
In 1999, the CDC revised the case description of EAS, renaming it possible estuary-associated syndrome