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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Frank, H; Zilker, T; Kirchmair, M; Eyer, F; Haberl, B; Tuerkoglu-Raach, G; Wessely, M; Gröne, HJ; Heemann, U 
Title:
Acute renal failure by ingestion of Cortinarius species confounded with psychoactive mushrooms: a case series and literature survey. 
Abstract:
Mushrooms of the Cortinarius species are nephrotoxic and can cause severe acute renal failure. The toxic effect is due to orellanine. It is suspected that the cytotoxic damage is caused by the production of oxygen-free radicals. Renal pathology shows tubular necrosis with interstitial nephritis. In addition to accidental intoxications as a consequence of mushroom meals, recent cases are often due to voluntary abuse of natural drugs like magic mushrooms. We report 4 current cases of acute renal f...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Clin Nephrol 
Year:
2009 
Journal volume:
71 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
557-62 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0301-0430 
TUM Institution:
Abteilung für Nephrologie ; Toxikologische Abteilung