Acute renal failure caused by mushroom poisoning

Wen Shun Yang, Chih Hao Lin, Jenq Wen Huang, Cheng Chung Fang

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Despite the abundance of wild mushrooms growing in a variety of habitats in Taiwan, mushroom poisoning is rarely reported. Here, we report two cases of mushroom poisoning, possibly due to Amanita smithiana or a related species. A 54-year-old man and his 52-year-old wife presented with acute anuric renal failure 1 day after ingesting some white mushrooms they had collected when mountain climbing; they made a full recovery following hemodialysis and supportive treatment. Although rare, mushroom poisoning should be considered in the differential diagnoses of acute renal failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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