Intestinal toxemia botulism in two young people, caused by Clostridium butyricum type E.

@article{Fenicia1999IntestinalTB,
  title={Intestinal toxemia botulism in two young people, caused by Clostridium butyricum type E.},
  author={Lucia Fenicia and Giovanna Franciosa and Manoocheher Pourshaban and Paolo Aureli},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          1381-7
        }
}
Two unconnected cases of type E botulism involving a 19-year-old woman and a 9-year-old child are described. The hospital courses of their illness were similar and included initial acute abdominal pain accompanied by progressive neurological impairment. Both patients were suspected of having appendicitis and underwent laparotomy, during which voluminous Meckel's diverticula were resected. Unusual neurotoxigenic Clostridium butyricum strains that produced botulinum-like toxin type E were… CONTINUE READING

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