Mushroom Poisoning

Mushroom picking is one of the favorite ways of spending free time in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, since not everyone in this country happens to be a mycologist there are many cases of fungal poisoning every year. Poisoning can occur in a variety of ways, ranging from banal nausea requiring medical treatment through excessive vomiting and diarrhea to severe organ failure. This condition, without timely and intensive care might lead to patient's death.
In this algorithm you will diagnose and then adequately treat poisoning with different types of fungi. We have three scenarios prepared, how many you go through depends on you.

Amanita phalloides
Amanita pantherina
Satan's bolete
Published at: 3.7.2018


Jiří Valenta, MD
Chief Physician of Toxinology Center at Department of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and General University Hospital in Prague

Therapeutic management in the Algorithm Mushroom Poisoning is adequate. Approximately all therapeutic approaches including a pharmacotherapy with antidotes, could have been debated since none of these have sufficient "evidence". The most important is a quick medical response, in the meaning of early elimination and gastrointestinal decontamination, also keeping the internal environment and farmakotherapy. Everything has been described in this algorithm.


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