With its Latin name Amanita phalloides, also known as the staghorn or the angel of death, the mushroom is a poisonous mushroom belonging to the family Amanitaceae. Approximately 90% of the fatal poisonings in our country are caused by the effects of this mushroom. It is a highly poisonous and dangerous type of mushroom, mostly at the beginning of summer and autumn, especially in forests […]
Known in Latin as amanita phalloides, also known as an angel of death or an angel of death. It is a poisonous mushroom species belonging to the family Amanitaceae. Approximately 90% of the fatal poisonings in our country are caused by the effects of this mushroom. As a highly poisonous and dangerous type of mushroom, the mushroom is often found in early summer and autumn, especially in forests.
This The amanite and phalloidin substances in the fungus begin to show the first symptoms 8 to 12 hours after being digested by the body.
At this stage, there is no fully effective remedy against the poison of these substances, hence the Koygööüren mushroom. In the treatment of the poison, silibinin dihydrogen disuccinate disodium injection is applied. In order for the mushroom mushroom to kill a human, it only needs to be consumed about 20-25 grams. In addition, this similarity is interpreted as the cause of death, as this mushroom variety has similarities with the volvariella volvacea mushroom.
Amanita phalloides, namely Köygöçüren mushroom, caused numerous and serial poisonings in Istanbul in November 1994. has come to the agenda by opening. During this period, more than 20 people lost their lives.
The mistake in the consumption or collection time of the village mushroom may also be due to its resemblance to mushrooms that can be consumed normally. Collectors who collect mushrooms from nature, deceived by the image, can keep this mushroom among the mushrooms to be eaten. This situation is enough to pose a threat to the village mushroom, even a part of it can be lethal. Even in cases of tasting for testing purposes, it is possible to die of people who are not treated immediately and correctly.
How Long Is The Average Latency (Confidentiality) Duration For Village Mushrooms?
Within 4 to 48 hours after consuming the mushroom, the poisoning symptoms of the mushroom begin to appear.
Symptoms include diarrhea and circulatory collapse. All these complaints calm down within 12 to 24 hours after this process. However, this situation creates a false sense of trust for those affected by the poison. Within 2 to 4 days after the mushroom is consumed, the time period in which the poison actually affects is experienced. The deadly stage is observed during this process. At this point, jaundice, liver failure, kidney failure and bleeding are seen.
How to Avoid Poisonous Mushrooms?
< Since mushrooms are so diverse, it may pose a risk for people to consume mushrooms they have collected themselves. Instead, consuming mushrooms from reliable food companies would be a safer move. In this way, it is ensured that the mushrooms that have passed the controls and are confirmed to be healthy are consumed.
What to do when there is a suspicion of poisoning due to fungi?
112 emergency helpline should be called, or
How to Treat Village Mushroom Poisoning?
After intensive medical care and drug treatment, the required effect cannot be achieved. Liver transplantation can be applied to save a person’s life.
Author: Baran Akçok