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Clinical Findings in Wound Botulism

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Anaerobic conditions in an abscess or wound will allow growth of Clostridium botulinum with release of botulinum toxin. The infection is caused by spores from an environmental source contaminating the wound. The symptoms are similar to foodborne botulism except that there are no gastrointestinal symptoms.

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