Clinical features of types A and B food-borne botulism.

  title={Clinical features of types A and B food-borne botulism.},
  author={James M. Hughes and J R Blumenthal and Michael H. Merson and G L Lombard and V. R. Dowell and Eugene J. Gangarosa},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={95 4},
Medical records of 55 patients with type A and type B food-borne botulism reported to the Centers for Disease Control during 2 years were reviewed to assess the clinical features and severity of illness, diagnostic test results, nature of complications, amd causes of death. Some patients had features not usually associated with botulism including paresthesia (14%), asymmetric extremely weakness (17%), asymmetric ptosis (8%), slightly elevated cerebrospinal fluid protein values (14%), and… CONTINUE READING


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