Mycopathologia

, Volume 108, Issue 3, pp 207–209 | Cite as

Fatal mushroom poisoning in Barcelona, 1986–1988

  • P. Sanz
  • R. Reig
  • J. Piqueras
  • G. Marti
  • J. Corbella
Article

Abstract

In 1986–88, 46 poisonings (4 of which were fatal) caused by amatoxin mushroom were reported. The fatalities were males aged between 7 and 65 years. They all had gastrointestinal symptoms and three of the patients died of acute hepatic insufficiency. The fourth died as a result of an intestinal perforation. The clinical and pathological alterations are compared with the findings of other authors.

Key words

Amanita phalloides death Lepiota fulvella mushroom poisoning 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Sanz
    • 1
  • R. Reig
    • 1
  • J. Piqueras
    • 2
  • G. Marti
    • 1
  • J. Corbella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Toxicology, Hospital Clinic, School of MedicineUniversity of BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Section of HematologyResidencia Vall D'HebróBarcelonaSpain

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