About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Poisonous Mushrooms Turn Fatal for a 57-year-old

by Savitha C Muppala on May 11, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Font : A-A+

Poisonous Mushrooms Turn Fatal for a 57-year-old

Soup made from dangerous death cap mushrooms turned fatal for 57 year old.

Christina Hale was unaware that the mushrooms she had plucked from her house garden were death cap variety and were poisonous.

Advertisement

While her husband was away at work, she plucked them from her house garden in Bridgewater, Somerset, to make a soup. Later, she served herself a large helping of the soup while her husband had a modest amount.

Both of them began to feel unwell after consuming the mushroom soup and their condition went down after two days. They were admitted to the hospital where Mrs. Hale suffered multiple organ failure and died a day later. Her husband recovered and is now recuperating at home.
Advertisement

Death cap mushrooms are so dangerous that experts cautioned against consuming even half a mushroom, which can lead to death. Situation is worse as there is no antidote.

"It may well have been that Christina had ingested enough of a quantity of mushrooms that whatever happened she was going to die. With a death cap mushroom just half a mushroom is enough to kill someone. She had picked out what we now know are death cap mushrooms, they contain many poisons. Half a mushroom has been known to kill people," doctors cautioned.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
Long-Term Glycemic Control - A Better Measure of COVID-19 Severity
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Are Mushrooms Good or Bad? Mushroom Types Mushroom Allergy 

Recommended Reading
Poisonous Death Cap Mushrooms Kill 2 in Australia
In Australia, two people have died after eating poisonous Death Cap mushrooms, says source....
Doctors Concerned About Deadly Canberra Mushrooms
Death cap mushrooms are lethal and many are unaware of its life threatening risks in the event of .....
Mushroom Poison to Arrest Pancreatic Cancer: Study
In mice, amanitin - toxin found in death cap mushroom Amanita phalloides destroys pancreatic ...
Are Mushrooms Good or Bad?
Mushrooms are true wonder foods with numerous health benefits. But be warned there are poisonous mus...
Mushroom Allergy
Mushroom allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction induced by eating mushrooms producing symptoms like ...
Mushroom Types
Mushrooms are a connoisseur's gastronomic delight loaded with health benefits. Some kinds of mushroo...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use