Mushroom poisoning with Amanita phalloides, a rare phenomenon in everyday clinical practice in the Netherlands, must be recognized early in view of its potential morbidity and mortality. In this article 2 cases of Amanita intoxication are presented and the pharmacological basis and clinical manifestations discussed. Furthermore, the rationale of various treatment modalities, including the role of liver transplantation, is outlined.
- Amanita phalloides intoxication
- Liver failure
- Liver transplantation