Foodborne Botulism: Neglected Diagnosis

Zarcos Palma, Nuno and da Cruz, Mariana and Fagundes, Vítor and Pires, Lindora (2019) Foodborne Botulism: Neglected Diagnosis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (5). ISSN 2284-2594

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Botulism is rare neuroparalytic disease caused by botulinum toxin, one of the most toxic substances known. Foodborne botulism is caused by consumption of foods contaminated with botulinum toxin. The clinical manifestations are flaccid, symmetrical, descending paralysis affecting cranial and peripheral nerves. The only specific treatment is botulinum antitoxin. We report the case of a 37-year-old man with gastrointestinal manifestations and posterior cranial nerve palsy who was diagnosed with botulism infection. Clinicians should be aware of rare causes of infection and determine the aetiology of symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Botulism, botulinum toxin, Clostridium botulinum, foodborne
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina) > 616.92 Malattie batteriche (include le infezioni da pseudomonas, da micoplasma)
Depositing User: Sr. Francesco Bonaccorsi
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 09:25
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:25

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