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Ann Med Res. 1996; 3(3): 213-216


Botulism : three case reports and general evaluation

Dr. Hakan Ekmekçi1, Dr. A. Engin Arısoy2, Dr. Münife Müftüoğlu1, Dr. Hamza Karabiber2, Dr. Hikmet Yılnıaz1, Dr. M. Ali Bereketoğlu1, Dr. Turan Arslan3.


Abstract

 


Botulism is a very rare worldwide infection. The toxin of Clostridium botulinum acts by preventing the release of acetylcholine at neuromuscular junctions and autonomic synapses. After eating contaminated food, often home-canned food, a rapidly developing generalized muscle weakness occurs, affecting ocular, facial, speech, respiratory, and autonomic muscles, as well as limb muscles. In this study, it is aimed to enlighten the peculiar and specific features of botulism via presenting 3 clinical cases. [Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center 1996;3(3):213-216]

Key Words: Botulism, Clostridium botulinum, foodborne toxication






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