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Botulism, gas gangrene, and clostridial gastrointestinal infections 

Botulism, gas gangrene, and clostridial gastrointestinal infections

Chapter:
Botulism, gas gangrene, and clostridial gastrointestinal infections
Author(s):

Dennis L. Stevens

, Michael J. Aldape

, and Amy E. Bryant

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070624_update_001

Update:

Botulism—information on five clinical forms.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 18 August 2017

Human botulism is caused by seven serological types of C. botulinum, which is ubiquitously distributed in the soil. Poisoning usually results from ingestion of preformed toxin in food, although this is rapidly inactivated at ordinary cooking temperatures, but it can also result from contaminated wounds. ...

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