mushroom poisoning

mushroom poisoning
poisoning resulting from ingestion of mushrooms; potentially deadly types result from ingestion of Amanita phalloides, A. verna, A. virosa, and species of Chlorophyllum, Galerina, and Lepiota, which contain neurotoxic amatoxins. The clinical course usually begins with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, followed by a quiescent period of up to 48 hours, and then signs and symptoms of severe liver, kidney, and central nervous system damage that can be fatal.

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