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Bad Bug Book Preliminary diagnoses of mushroom intoxication

Table 1. Preliminary diagnoses of mushroom intoxication.
Time of OnsetType of PoisoningNature of Threat
Delayed
(6-72 h)
ProtoplasmicLife threatening
Rapid
(15 min-2 h)
G.I. irritantNot life threatening*
 NeurologicalNot life threatening*
 Disulfiram-likeNot life threatening*
*In most cases, however, the patient should be observed and appropriate support therapy provided if necessary.

January 1992


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