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phallotoxinToxicology A peptide in poisonous mushrooms–eg, Amanita phylloides, A verna, A virosa, Galerina autumnalis, Cenocybe filaris, etc which, with other cyclopeptides, causes most of the 100 deaths/yr–US due to poisonous mushrooms Clinical Stage 1 Abrupt onset of abdominal pain, N&V, cramping, diarrhea with blood and mucus Stage 2 Apparent recovery with ↑ liver enzymes Stage 3 1-3 days post-ingestion–hepatic, cardiac, renal failure, coagulopathies, seizures, coma, death Treatment None. See Mushrooms.
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