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Botulism Presenting with Unilateral Paralysis: First Case Report

Author(s): Hasan Karsen | Ali İrfan Baran | Selami Ekin | Faruk Ömer Odabaş | Fazilet Duygu

Journal: Klimik Journal
ISSN 1301-143X

Volume: 24;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 68;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Botulism | unilateral paralysis.

Food-borne botulism is an acute form of food poisoning that results from ingestion of the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. Intoxication classically presents as an acute, symmetrical paralysis. In this study, we report a case of botulism with unilateral paralysis that was confirmed by the mouse inoculation and neutralization method.
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