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Poisonous mushrooms: a review of the most common intoxications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22732961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mushrooms have been used as components of human diet and many ancient documents written in oriental countries have already described the medicinal properties of fungal species. Some mushrooms are known because of their nutritional and therapeutical properties and all over the world some species are known because of their toxicity that causes fatal accidents every year mainly due to misidentification. Many different substances belonging to poisonous mushrooms were already identified and are related with different symptoms and signs. Carcinogenicity, alterations in respiratory and cardiac rates, renal failure, rhabidomyolisis and other effects were observed in toxicity studies with various species including edible and therapeutic ones. Proper identification is important to avoid accidents and toxicity studies are necessary to assure the safe use of mushrooms as food and for medicinal purposes.
A D L Lima; R Costa Fortes; M R Carvalho Garbi Novaes; S Percário
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrición hospitalaria     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1699-5198     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Hosp     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-26     Completed Date:  2012-11-13     Revised Date:  2013-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100365     Medline TA:  Nutr Hosp     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Experimental Surgery, University of Brasilia-DF. Brazil/Paulista University-DF, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Agaricales / chemistry*,  classification
Middle Aged
Mushroom Poisoning*
Mycotoxins / analysis*,  toxicity*
Neurotoxins / toxicity
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mycotoxins; 0/Neurotoxins

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