How is wound botulism treated?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Answer

Wound botulism requires the following:

  • Incision and thorough debridement of the infected wound

  • Antitoxin therapy

  • High-dose intravenous penicillin therapy


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