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Toxic mushrooms -- cyclopeptides

Toxic mushrooms -- cyclopeptides: Introduction

Toxic mushrooms -- cyclopeptides: Some mushrooms contain a toxic chemical called cyclopeptide which can cause primarily gastrointestinal symptoms if ingested. Most cases of mushroom poisoning in North America involve cyclopeptide-containing mushrooms. Mushroom species from this group include certain species of Amanita (bisporigera, ocreata, phalloides, suballiacea, tenufolia, verna, virosa), Galerina and Lepiota. One Amanita mushroom cap may result in death in an adult. Poisoning occurs in three phases: gastrointestinal symptoms (within 24 hours of ingestion); remission (up to 72 hours after ingestion); and liver and kidney symptoms (3 to 6 days after ingestion). Poisoning symptoms are more severe in children due to their smaller body size. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Toxic mushrooms -- cyclopeptides is available below.

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Prognosis for Toxic mushrooms -- cyclopeptides: Severe poisoning may result in the need for a liver transplant or death. Urgent medical attention should be sought if mushroom poisoning is suspected.

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