Health Conditions and Diseases Neurological Disorders Peripheral Nervous System Neuromuscular Junction Diseases Botulism
Botulism is a neuromuscular (paralytic) disease cause by a bacterial toxin acting in the intestine (enterotoxin) and causing neuromuscular poisoning (resulting from clostridium botulinum toxin).
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Bad Bug Book - Clostridium botulinum
Includes information about the organism, symptoms, diagnosis, associated foods, and outbreaks.
Botulism: What You Don't See Can Hurt You
Ohio State University Extension fact sheet providing basic information on the subject. [PDF]
CDC - Botulism
Information about this disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
Factsheet from the USDA-FSIS.
eMedicine - Botulism
An in depth look at botulism which is a paralytic disease caused by the neurotoxins of Clostridium botulinum and, in rare cases, Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium baratii.
eMedicine - Botulism :
Article by Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD.
Frozen, Fully-Cooked Products and Botulism
Food safety advisory from the USDA.
Includes causes, foods associated with the disease, symptoms, and prevention.
Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program
Official sites for physicians to obtain BabyBIG, an FDA approved orphant drug for treatment of infant botulism type A and B. Also provides parent support forum and medical/clinical information on the disease.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Botulism
Includes information on the causative agent, Clostridium botulinum, risk factors, symptoms, tests, treatment, and prevention.
The Merck Manual: Botulism
Includes types of the disease, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
NHS Choices: Botulism
Provides information on this rare but potentially fatal infection. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, safety and prevention.
Offers synonyms, a general discussion and further resources.
Virginia Department of Health: Botulism
Provides a fact sheet for botulism.
Factsheet from the World Health Organization.
Botulinum Toxin as a Biological Weapon
Article from the Journal of the American Medical Association. (February 28, 2001)
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