Voluntary Ingestion of Cortinarius Mushrooms Leading to Chronic Interstitial Nephritis

  title={Voluntary Ingestion of Cortinarius Mushrooms Leading to Chronic Interstitial Nephritis},
  author={Jesus Calvi{\~n}o and Rafael Romero and Elena Pintos and Daniel Novoa and Dolores G{\"u}imil and Teresa Cordal and Javier Mardaras and V{\'i}ctor Petuya Arcocha and Xose M. Lens and Domingo S{\'a}nchez-Guisande},
  journal={American Journal of Nephrology},
  pages={565 - 569}
‘Magic mushrooms’ ingestion among the drug-using population has become a popular cheap way to get hallucinogenic effects which is not free of complications. One of these is acute renal failure related to Cortinarius genus intake. This one greatly resembles ‘magic mushrooms’ and confusion is possible for inexperienced collectors. We report the case of a young male ex-drug addict who developed acute tubulointerstitial nephritis after voluntary ingestion of Cortinarius orellanus. The clinical… 

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