Poisoning by species close to Cortinarius orellanus

Incubation : long (from a half-day up to 18 days after ingestion). During this time, digestive disorders may appear between the 24th and 36th hour after ingestion.

lethal dose : ranging from 35g to 250g of fresh mushrooms depending on authors

Toxic compounds involved : orellanine, cortinarin A and B

Signs of intoxication :

Treatment : take to hospital immediately (dialysis or kidney transplant may be required);

Responsible species :

Some members of genus Cortinarius contain these poisonous compounds (though in variable quantities):

Other intoxications by mushrooms

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