Botulism

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This page is about clinical aspects of the disease.  For microbiologic aspects of the causative organism(s), see Clostridium botulinum.

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Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Botulism from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

CT

MRI

Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy

Surgery

Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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FDA on Botulism

CDC on Botulism

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Blogs on Botulism

Directions to Hospitals Treating Botulism

Risk calculators and risk factors for Botulism

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Michael Maddaleni, B.S.

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Botulism from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | CT | MRI | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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