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Mycopathologia

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 15–17 | Cite as

A fatal poisoning from an amatoxin containing Lepiota

  • John H. Haines
  • Elliot Lichstein
  • David Glickerman
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Abstract

The mushroom Lepiota josserandii Bon and Boif. has been identified as the cause of an unintentional, fatal intoxication in New York. The course of the symptoms, beginning with a 9 h latent period, was similar to what would be expected in a case of Amanita phalloides-type intoxication. Despite supportive medical care the victim expired 110 h after ingestion. Thin layer chromatography detected the presence of alpha- and gamma-amanitin and radioimmunoassay confirmed a level of 3.5 mg/gm dry weight of amatoxins in mushrooms from the same location.

Keywords

Chromatography Thin Layer Medical Care Thin Layer Chromatography Latent Period 
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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Haines
    • 1
  • Elliot Lichstein
    • 2
  • David Glickerman
    • 3
  1. 1.The State Education DepartmentNew York State MuseumAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Intensive Care UnitEllis HospitalSchenectadyUSA
  3. 3.AlbanyUSA

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