A fatal poisoning from an amatoxin containing Lepiota

  title={A fatal poisoning from an amatoxin containing Lepiota},
  author={John H. Haines and Elliot Lichstein and David J. Glickerman},
The mushroom Lepiota josserandii Bon and Boif. has been identified as the cause of an unintentional, fatal intoxication in New York. The course of the symptoms, beginning with a 9 h latent period, was similar to what would be expected in a case of Amanita phalloides-type intoxication. Despite supportive medical care the victim expired 110 h after ingestion. Thin layer chromatography detected the presence of alpha- and gamma-amanitin and radioimmunoassay confirmed a level of 3.5 mg/gm dry weight… Expand
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