Corpus ID: 79394662

Mushroom Toxicosis in Dogs

  title={Mushroom Toxicosis in Dogs},
  author={J. Lee},
Hepatotoxic Cyclopeptides The most dangerous type of mushrooms contain hepatotoxic cyclopeptides, including amatoxins (most toxic), phallotoxins, and virotoxins. These include Amanita phalloides (death cap or death angel), A ocreata (angel of death), Galerina spp, and Lepiota spp. This class of mushroom results in 95% of mushroom-related fatalities in humans and the most fatalities worldwide.5 When ingested, amatoxins are taken up by hepatocytes via the sodium-dependent transport system and… Expand