What is the role of antibiotics in botulism treatment?

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

When botulism develops following a wound infection, antibiotic therapy and meticulous debridement of the wound are essential.

Penicillin is the drug of choice.

Clindamycin and chloramphenicol are reasonable second-line agents.


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