Journal article

Intravenous rifampicin use in the management of amanita phalloides toxicity

Rona Zuker-Herman, Roger Tong, Anselm Wong

Clinical Toxicology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Context: Amanita phalloides related toxicity from amatoxins can result in acute liver and multi-organ failure and is responsible for 90% of all mushroom poisoning death. However, more evidence is needed in regards to different management strategies.Case details: We present two cases of amanita mushroom ingestion who were treated with intravenous rifampicin.Discussion: Further study is needed to establish the efficacy and role of rifampicin in amatoxin related mushroom poisoning.

University of Melbourne Researchers