What causes wound botulism?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Causes of wound botulism have been associated with traumatic injury involving contamination with soil, chronic abuse of intravenous drugs (eg, black-tar heroin), and cesarean delivery. Wound botulism illness can occur even after antibiotics are administered to prevent wound infection.


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