Infant botulism. The first culture-confirmed Danish case.


Infant botulism is caused by intestinal colonization by Clostridium botulinum, C. barati or C. butyricum. Infant botulism has only rarely been reported outside the USA. A 3-month-old boy developed constipation, lethargy, feeding difficulties and descending, severe, symmetric weakness. He was breastfed but had also been fed honey. Supportive care led to… (More)


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@article{Balslev1997InfantBT, title={Infant botulism. The first culture-confirmed Danish case.}, author={Thomas Balslev and Elissa Ostergaard and Inger Kirkeg{\aa}rd Madsen and D. A. Wandall}, journal={Neuropediatrics}, year={1997}, volume={28 5}, pages={287-8} }