BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2008.0327
  • Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect

Outbreak of fatal mushroom poisoning with Amanita franchetii and Ramaria rufescens

  1. Liang Huang,
  2. Xue Lan Liu,
  3. Chun Shui Cao,
  4. Qing Ying
  1. First Affiliated Hospital, Nanchang University, Department of Emergency Medicine, The YongWai street 17#, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, PR China
  1. huangliang6312{at}
  • Published 23 February 2009


Mushroom poisoning continues to occur worldwide. We report a cluster of sudden death in two villages of the Gan County, Jiangxi Province, People’s Republic of China in September 2005. Extensive investigations on the clinical presentation, epidemiological features, food and water sources have led to the identification of mushroom poisoning. Each of the 10 patients ate wild mushrooms, identified as Amanita franchetii and Ramaria rufescens, and suffered gastrointestinal symptoms prior to sudden deaths.


  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication

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