Successful treatment of a child with fulminant liver failure and coma due to Amanita phalloides poisoning using urgent liver transplantation


ARAZ C., KARAASLAN P., Esen A. , ZEYNELOGLU P., CANDAN S., TORGAY A., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.38, no.2, pp.596-597, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2005.12.089
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.596-597

Abstract

Intoxication due to eating wild mushrooms presents with a variety of signs, ranging from mild diarrhea to severe organ failure. We present the case of an 11-year-old boy with fulminant liver failure and hepatic coma due to Amanita phalloides poisoning treated with an urgent pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation. Successful treatment of patients with fulminant liver failure and hepatic coma caused by Amanita phalloides poisoning is possible using urgent orthotopic liver transplantation when conservative medical treatment modalities are ineffective.