A paralytic illness caused by a neurotoxin produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum
Characterized by acute onset of cranial nerve dysfunction (diplopia, difficulty sw...
Acute onset of cranial nerve dysfunction
IV drug use, skin-popping, or cocaine use (wound botulism)
Retains normal mental state; no fever or sensory dysfunction
Infant botulism: Pr...
Antitoxin therapy with trivalent A-B-E antitoxin (4)[A]
Initiate botulinum antitoxin therapy based on symptoms and physical examination findings.
Early administration is im...
Pulmonary function testing
A05.1 Botulism food poisoning
A48.52 Wound botulism
A48.51 Infant botulism
005.1 Botulism food poisoning
040.42 Wound botulism
040.41 Infant botulism
398565003 Infection due to clostrid...
Botulism is diagnosed primarily on clinical suspicion.
Administer botulinum antitoxin as soon as disease is clinically suspected.
Contact state health authorities to report suspected cas...
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