Which toxins may cause acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

The following toxins are associated with dose-related toxicity:

  • Amanita phalloides mushroom toxin [31]

  • Bacillus cereus toxin

  • Cyanobacteria toxin

  • Organic solvents (eg, carbon tetrachloride)

  • Yellow phosphorus

A phalloides mushroom intoxication is much more common in Europe and in California than in the remainder of the United States.


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