Adult food borne botulism in Australia: the only 2 cases from the last 15 years

Ramachandran, Prashanth, Chan, Eddie, Poon, Michael, Tu, Hans T.H., Davis, Jennifer M., Eisen, Damon, and Marriott, Mark (2017) Adult food borne botulism in Australia: the only 2 cases from the last 15 years. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 41. pp. 86-87.

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Abstract

Highlights:

Consider botulism in a patient with weakness, ptosis, internal and external ophthalmoplegia and autonomic features.

In contrast to acute neuropathies (e.g. Miller Fisher syndrome), the reflexes are usually preserved.

Toxin serotype may predict clinical course and severity.

An anti-toxin is available and should be given early and rigorous case follow-up is vital in food borne outbreaks.

With good supportive care, the prognosis is excellent but recovery is often protracted over many months.

Item ID: 50671
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1532-2653
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 10:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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