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Gonmori K, Yoshioka N. 
“Fatal Ingestin of Magic Mushroom: a case report”. 
Annales de Toxicologie Analytique. 2002;14(3):350.
A 27-year-old man was missing since 12 hours was found dead in an irrigation canal in January. It was suspected that he went outdoors from the window of his room in the middle of the night. His room was scattered about trash, cloths and compact disc, where two cultivating pots for magic mushroom were found and tiny mushroom and the roots of mushroom were still remained in the pot. We tried to grow mushroom from the roots in our laboratory and obtained the good shape mushroom considered to be Psilocybe subcubensis two weeks later. Concentration of psilocybin and psilocin in blood and urine from the victim, and from mushroom cultured in our laboratory were measured by LC-MS/MS. The results are shown Table I. We conclude that he might be hallucinatory condition by ingesting mush-room, which resulted in developing his strange behaviour leading to the death from low temperature. It is generally explained that psilocybin transforms into psilocin rapidly in the body however, we could detect only psilocybin in the blood not psilocin. The reason for the discrepancy of our resultss and general explain is not clear.

Table I. Concentration of psilocybin and psilocin (ND: not detected).

blood urine mushroom psilocybin 1.4 ng/mL ND 34.6 ug/wet g psilocin ND 162 ng/mL 10.3 ug/wet g

This is the abstract of a poster presentation from the TIAFT 2002 conference in Paris, France (poster # 137)
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