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What’s on the Menu? A Toxicokinetic Approach to the Treatment of Amatoxin Mushroom Poisoning
July 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Presented by: S. Todd Mitchell, MD, MPH
According to the California Poison Control System, 1,038 cases of poisonous mushroom ingestion were reported throughout the state from November 2016 to Jan. 15, 2018. Among those cases:
- 16 suffered major health problems, such as liver failure leading to coma and/or a liver transplant, or kidney failure requiring dialysis.
- 51 suffered moderate health problems, such as dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea, or injury to the liver or kidney.
- 433 were children younger than 6, most of whom ate a small amount of a mushroom from yards or neighborhood parks.
- 522 were treated at health care facilities.
- 16 were admitted to intensive care units.
- Describe the epidemiology Amatoxin Mushroom Poisoning in California, North America, and the world.
- Discuss the toxic kinetics of the poisoning and its implications for patient management.
- Improve strategies for diagnosis of a potential mushroom poisoning patient so as not to miss the diagnosis of Amatoxin poisoning.
- Review clinical management of Amatoxin poisoning.