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ISRN Emergency Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 190869, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/190869
Review Article

Amatoxin: A Review

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1329 SW 16th Street, P.O. Box 100186, Gainesville, FL 32610-0186, USA

Received 19 June 2012; Accepted 30 July 2012

Academic Editors: P. Eisenburger and O. Karcioglu

Copyright © 2012 Brandon Allen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive review of amatoxin poisoning. The paper discusses the biochemistry of amatoxin, as well as the clinical manifestations of amatoxin ingestion. In addition, the evaluation of the patient with amatoxin ingestion is discussed, along with the treatment—including newer therapy—and the ultimate prognosis of the syndrome.