Difficulties in diagnosing food-borne botulism

Nina Forss, Raimo Ramstad, Tom Bäcklund, Miia Lindström, Elina Kolho

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Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by neurotoxins (types A-G) produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Symptoms of food-borne botulism most commonly appear 12-36 h after eating contaminated food, but the earliest neurological symptoms may in some cases start abruptly. Here, we report the cases of two patients with food-borne botulism who were admitted to the neurological emergency room as candidates for intravenous thrombolysis for acute stroke.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCase Reports in Neurology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 413 Veterinary science
  • botulism
  • bulbar palsy
  • misdiagnosis
  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine

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