Infant botulism: review and clinical update.

  title={Infant botulism: review and clinical update.},
  author={Laura K Rosow and Jonathan B. Strober},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={52 5},
Botulism is a rare neuromuscular condition, and multiple clinical forms are recognized. Infant botulism was first identified in the 1970s, and it typically occurs in infants younger than 1 year of age who ingest Clostridium botulinum spores. A specific treatment for infant botulism, intravenous botulism immunoglobulin (BIG-IV or BabyBIG®), was developed in 2003, and this treatment has substantially decreased both morbidity and hospital costs associated with this illness. This article will… CONTINUE READING

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