Mushroom poisoning.

Journal Article (Review)

The majority of cases of mushroom poisoning occur in children and involve benign gastrointestinal irritants. Critical poisonings most frequently occur in adults who ingest Amanita phalloides or other mushrooms containing amanitin. Critical versus noncritical poisonings can be diagnosed with a high degree of confidence by the patient's history and initial symptoms. The most promising new medical treatment for Amanita mushroom poisoning is silibinin. In suspected cases of mushroom poisoning, it is important to obtain specimens of the ingested mushrooms, if possible, since treatment is specific to the species.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McPartland, JM; Vilgalys, RJ; Cubeta, MA

Published Date

  • April 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1797 - 1812

PubMed ID

  • 9105206

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-838X

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States