Case of the week 01/2019


Use of CytoSorb in potential intoxication with Psilocybe cubensis (magic mushrooms)
Dr. Stefan Schnitzler, Dr. Tim Lange, Prof. Dr. Huan Nguyen | Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine & Department for Gastroenterology, Mönchengladbach Municipal Hospitals, Germany

This case study reports on a 22-year-old male patient who was admitted to the hospital via the ambulance service after he had been found at home somnolent, hallucinating, severely dehydrated, and with multiple hematomas.


The Therapy

An extracorporeal blood purification therapy to reduce excessive inflammation mediators

The Fields of Application

Treat septic shock & severe sepsis on ICU, prevent SIRS in cardiac surgery patients

The Studies

Current multi- and monocentric study projects in Europe and US, an international registry, case series

The Adsorber

A cutting edge bead technology turns CytoSorb into the only specifically approved extracorporeal cytokine adsorber

CytoSorb registry

Become part of the International CytoSorb registry!

For the first time treatment data, courses of treatment and results of a new treatment are systematically recorded according to highest scientific standards.