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What is Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine?

What is Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine?

  • Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: Some mushrooms contain a toxic chemical called gyromitrin which is converted to monomethylhydrazine after digestion. Mushroom species from this group include certain species of Gyromitra, Helvella, Sarcosphaera and Peziza. Poisoning may occur from inhaling fumes from cooking mushrooms. The amount of toxin varies amongst and within species but some are toxic enough to cause death. Urgent medical attention should be sought if mushroom poisoning is suspected.

Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: Introduction

Types of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine:

Broader types of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine:

How serious is Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine?

Prognosis of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: Usually only gastrointestinal symptoms develop but more severe cases lead to liver problems and neurological symptoms. Mild cases with only gastrointestinal symptoms usually leads to recovery within 2 to 6 days.
Complications of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: see complications of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine

What causes Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine?

Causes of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: see causes of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine

What are the symptoms of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine?

Symptoms of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: see symptoms of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine

Complications of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: see complications of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine

Onset of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: gastrointestinal symptoms occur 2 to 10 hours after ingestion; Nephritis may occur within a couple of days.

Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: Toxicologist, Emergency Medicine Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine.
Treatments for Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine: see treatments for Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine

Name and Aliases of Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine

Main name of condition: Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine

Other names or spellings for Toxic mushrooms -- Monomethylhydrazine:

Mushroom poisoning [Monomethylhydrazine], Monomethylhydrazine-containing mushroom toxicity

 

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