What are the main clinical presentations of botulism?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Botulism is an acute neurologic disorder that causes potentially life-threatening neuroparalysis due to a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. The 3 main clinical presentations of botulism are as follows:

  • Infant botulism

  • Foodborne botulism

  • Wound botulism


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