Mushroom poisoning in infants and children: the Amanita pantherina/muscaria group.

Article date: 1992/1/1

PubMed ID: 1347320

Journal name: Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology (ISSN: 0731-3810)


The clinical features and management of nine cases of mushroom poisoning due to Amanita pantherina (eight cases) and Amanita muscaria (one case) admitted to a children's hospital are described. Most ingestions were in the toddler age group with males being more frequently involved. Symptoms occurred between 30-180 min with the onset of central nervous system depression, ataxia, waxing and waning obtundation, hallucinations, intermittent hysteria or hyperkinetic behavior. Vomiting was rare. Seizures or myoclonic twitching occurred in 4/9 patients, but was controlled with standard anticonvulsant therapy. No other anticholinergic or cholinergic signs were prominent. Recovery was rapid and complete in all patients.

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Author List: Benjamin D R

Publication Types: Journal Article

Substances mentioned in the article: Charcoal; Ipecac; Diazepam; Phenobarbital;

Mesh terms: Adolescent; Age Factors; Amanita; Charcoal/therapeutic use; Child; Child, Preschool; Diazepam/therapeutic use; Female; Gastric Lavage; Humans; Infant; Ipecac/therapeutic use; Male; Mushroom Poisoning/epidemiology; Phenobarbital/therapeutic use; Retrospective Studies; Sex Factors; Washington/epidemiology;

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