Mushroom Toxins

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Abstract

Management of mushroom intoxications requires tremendous effort from clinicians and toxicologists. Management is challenging because of difficult identification, the potential lethality of some species, and because there are few efficacy data on different therapies. Presumptive diagnoses are established by positive identification of the suspect mushroom along with the occurrence of consistent clinical signs and clinicopathological changes. If the animal dies, pathologic lesions may suggest exposure to certain mushroom toxins, but lesions are often nonspecific. Toxicology testing is only available for a limited number of mushroom toxins; thus, many cases are not confirmed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVeterinary Toxicology
Subtitle of host publicationBasic and Clinical Principles: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier
Pages955-966
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780128114100
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 2018

Keywords

  • Amanitin toxicity
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Mushroom toxicity
  • Plant poisoning
  • Veterinary toxicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Puschner, B. (2018). Mushroom Toxins. In Veterinary Toxicology: Basic and Clinical Principles: Third Edition (pp. 955-966). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811410-0.00067-2