What is included in long-term monitoring of botulism?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The most significant improvements in ventilatory and upper airway muscle strength occur over the first 12 weeks, and, in some patients, recovery may not be complete for as long as a year. Close follow-up is crucial.

Follow-up with other consultants, such as physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, and psychiatrists, should be obtained as needed.


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