Human and cattle ergotism since 1900

@article{BelserEhrlich2013HumanAC,
  title={Human and cattle ergotism since 1900},
  author={Sarah Belser-Ehrlich and A. Harper and John C. Hussey and R. Hallock},
  journal={Toxicology and Industrial Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={307 - 316}
}
Ergotism in humans and cattle are caused by several species of Claviceps that infect rye and other cereal grains. Symptoms in humans vary greatly and are generally classified as convulsive, gangrenous, or gastrointestinal (enteric). Cattle are particularly susceptible to both gangrenous and hyperthermic ergotism (also called summer syndrome). The prevalence of ergotism has decreased as knowledge of the fungus has increased, mainly through implementation of regulations and advances in milling… Expand
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