What causes adult intestinal toxemia botulism?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Adult intestinal toxemia results from enteric colonization with C botulinum that progresses to toxin production. The pathophysiology of the changes in the gastrointestinal flora that facilitate colonization is unclear. [5]


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