Rare in US, causing <200 cases/yr; however, has significant bioterrorism potential.
Caused by a polypeptide, heat-labile exotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum:
Most potent pois...
Ingestions/food history for previous 4–5 days:
Exposures traditionally from home-processed fruit or vegetable products
In prison populations ingestion of “pruno” (alco...
Intubate as soon as respiratory insufficiency noted, clinically and/or in conjunction with ABG.
May require several weeks of ventilat...
ICU admission for any respiratory deficiency
Botulism is a public health emergency; early consultation with state and federal health departments is required.
Suspect botulism if there are more than 2 cases; other conditions in...
CDC. Botulism. Emergency Preparedness and Response. Accessed on 11/02/09 from http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/botulism.
Dembek ZF, Smith LA, Rusnak JM. Botulism: Cause, effects, di...
005.1 Botulism food poisoning
040.41 Infant botulism
040.42 Wound botulism
A05.1 Botulism food poisoning
A48.51 Infant botulism
A48.52 Wound botulism
398565003 Infection due to clostrid...
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