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Antitoxin and Immune Globulin Therapy in Botulism

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Clostridium botulinum produces neurotoxins which are responsible for the clinical manifestations. Seven toxins have been identified, with a single strain usually producing one toxin type. A patient with botulism should be administered antibody to the toxin.

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