Urgent liver transplantation for Amanita phalloides poisoning

Yildiz B. D., ABBASOĞLU O., Saglam A., SÖKMENSÜER C.

PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, vol.12, no.1, pp.105-108, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2007.00838.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-108
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Amanita phalloides is a deadly wild mushroom causing severe damage in man ranging from diarrhea to organ dysfunction. If not treated, mortality is as high as 80%. Treatment includes supportive measures, inactivation of the toxin and if liver failure occurs liver transplantation. The indications for transplantation are debatable.