Amanita phalloides, a potentially lethal mushroom: Its clinical presentation and therapeutic options

E. H. Serné*, A. W.F.T. Toorians, J. A. Gietema, W. Bronsveld, E. B. Haagsma, P. O.M. Mulder

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Mushroom poisoning with Amanita phalloides, a rare phenomenon in everyday clinical practice in the Netherlands, must be recognized early in view of its potential morbidity and mortality. In this article 2 cases of Amanita intoxication are presented and the pharmacological basis and clinical manifestations discussed. Furthermore, the rationale of various treatment modalities, including the role of liver transplantation, is outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalNetherlands Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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