Transient paralysis of the bladder due to wound botulism.

  title={Transient paralysis of the bladder due to wound botulism.},
  author={Thomas Sautter and Andreas Herzog and Dieter Hauri and Brigitte Schurch},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={39 5},
In the last 10 years, wound botulism has increasingly been reported and nearly all of these new cases have occurred in injecting-drug abusers. After absorption into the bloodstream, botulinum toxin binds irreversibly to the presynaptic nerve endings, where it inhibits the release of acetylcholine. Diplopia, blurred vision, dysarthria, dysphagia, respiratory failure and paresis of the limbs are common symptoms of this intoxication. Surprisingly and despite the well-known blocking action of the… CONTINUE READING