Fungal toxins and their effects on humans

Diagnosis of Syndrome from Observed Symptoms

It is very difficult to assign a case of fungal poisoning on the basis of symptoms alone. The symptoms are often non-specific or too variable and where dishes contain a mixture of fungi several symptoms may overlie each other. Further, the amount of toxin contained in the fungi may vary in relation to the age and condition of the fungi. Nevertheless, symptomatology based diagnosis of poisoning by fungi is useful particularly if no material of the toxic fungi is available.