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A Fatal Poisoning from an Amatoxin Containing Lepiota

TitleA Fatal Poisoning from an Amatoxin Containing Lepiota
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsHaines, JH, Lichstein, E, Glickerman, D
JournalMycopathologia
Volume93
Pagination15-17
Keywordsbiology
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.

URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00437009
DOI10.1007/BF00437009