Mushrooms, amatoxins and the liver.

@article{Mas2005MushroomsAA,
  title={Mushrooms, amatoxins and the liver.},
  author={Antoni Gelabert i Mas},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          166-9
        }
}
Acute liver failure (ALF) due to mushrooms containing amatoxins is relatively rare. In a survey of ALF in Spain, only 10 out of 267 cases (4%) were caused by amatoxins (pending publication). Amatoxin poisoning is a world wide problem: 50–100 fatal cases are reported yearly in Western Europe, being less common in the United States with fewer than 100 deaths in 5 years (1990–1994) [1]. There have been reports from Africa, Asia, Australia, as well as North, Central and South America [2,3… CONTINUE READING
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