oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Mushroom poisoning

Volume 27, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Most cases of mushroom poisoning are mild and likely to resolve with symptomatic treatment only. Atropinisation is indicated only when signs of muscarine poisoning are evident. Poisoning with A. phaloides is severe and needs urgent and intensive therapy. A latent period of greater than six hours between ingestion and the onset of symptoms should alert the clinician to this type of poisoning. In addition to normal therapeutic measures, attention should be paid to the treatment of cerebral oedema and coagulopathy. Thioctic acid appears to be of definite benefit in the treatment of mushroom poisoning and the possibility of obtaining it for use in Zimbabwe should seriously be considered.

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