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Infant botulism


Botulism also known as botulinus intoxication is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin enters the body in one of four ways: by colonization of the digestive tract by the...
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Although the worldwide incidence of infant botulism is rare, the majority of ... An infant can acquire botulism by ingesting Clostridium botulinum spores, which ...
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Infant botulism results from germination of swallowed spores of botulinum toxin ... Four cases of type B infant botulism in one New York City (NYC) borough were ...
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Infant botulism was first identified in 1976; four states--California, Texas, ... Infant botulism in the United States: an epidemiologic study of cases occurring ...
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Sometimes constipation and slow feeding are the only symptoms of infant botulism, a disease that is sometimes caused by honey
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Pediatric expert Dr. Alan Greene warns of the dangers of feeding babies honey. ... The first symptom of infant botulism is constipation (which is also a common ...
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Honey may contain bacterial spores that can cause infant botulism. ... Botulism. Section Focus. Infant formula: Which formula is right for your baby? ...
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Up-to-the-minute news coverage of national, regional and international news ... Infant botulism occurs in babies younger than six months old, and, if hospital ...
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Infant botulism is a potentially life-threatening disease in which the bacteria ... Infant botulism occurs mostly in young infants between 6 weeks and 6 months ...
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Infant botulism is a neuroparalytic disease which affects otherwise healthy ... Early symptoms of infant botulism are constipation, generalized weakness and a ...
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Botulism can be controlled with awareness of the types of botulism, conditions affecting the growth of the ... Infant botulism was first recognized in 1976. ...
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The most common type of botulism is infant botulism, which accounts for 75 percent of all cases each year. This eMedTV segment explains this condition in detail, ...
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Infant botulism is a poisoning of the nervous system caused by a toxin produced ... There is no specific treatment recommended for infant botulism. ...
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Infant botulism is treated with immune globulin, which is similar to the antitoxin. ... Identified sources of infant botulism, such as honey, should not be fed ...
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