Infant botulism with prolonged faecal excretion of botulinum neurotoxin and Clostridium botulinum for 7 months.

@article{Derman2013InfantBW,
  title={Infant botulism with prolonged faecal excretion of botulinum neurotoxin and Clostridium botulinum for 7 months.},
  author={Yağmur Derman and Hannu J Korkeala and Edward George Salo and T L{\"o}nnqvist and Harri Sax{\'e}n and Miia Lindstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={142 2},
  pages={
          335-9
        }
}
In Finland in April 2010, a 3-month old baby was diagnosed with type A infant botulism. He excreted botulinum neurotoxin and/or Clostridium botulinum in his faeces until November 2010. Five months of excretion was after clinical recovery and discharge from hospital. C. botulinum isolates recovered from the household dust in the patient's home were genetically identical to those found in the infant's stool samples. Long-term faecal excretion of C. botulinum may pose a possible health risk for… CONTINUE READING

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