Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders
Disorders of consciousness
Dec. 16, 2022
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The fungal toxin "pleurocybellaziridine" (3,3-dimethylaziridine-2-carboxylic acid) is responsible for fatal outbreaks of mushroom poisoning in Japan after ingesting Pleurocybella porrigens mushrooms. These outbreaks present neurologically as acute encephalopathy. (Source: PubChem. Image edited by Dr. Douglas J Lanska.)