Diagnosis and treatment of Amanita phalloides-type mushroom poisoning: use of thioctic acid.

@article{Becker1976DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment of Amanita phalloides-type mushroom poisoning: use of thioctic acid.},
  author={Charles E. Becker and Theodore G Tong and U. B{\"o}rner and R L Roe and Anthony T. Scott and M B MacQuarrie and Frederick C Bartter},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={1976},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={100-9}
}
The number of cases of mushroom poisoning is increasing as a result of the increasing popularity of "wild" mushroom consumption. Amanitin and phalloidin cytotoxins found in some Amanita and Galerina species produce the most severe and frequent life-threatening symptoms of Amanita phalloidestype poisoning. Delay in onset of symptoms, individual susceptibility variation and lack of rapid and reliable identification have contributed to the significant morbidity and mortality of this type of… CONTINUE READING