• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of jcmPermissionsJournals.ASM.orgJournalJCM ArticleJournal InfoAuthorsReviewers
J Clin Microbiol. Nov 1991; 29(11): 2618–2620.
PMCID: PMC270386

Type F botulism due to neurotoxigenic Clostridium baratii from an unknown source in an adult.

Abstract

Type F botulism was confirmed in a 54-year-old male with signs compatible with botulism who reported to the emergency unit of a hospital. Botulinal neurotoxin was detected in the patient's serum and fecal specimens, and a neurotoxigenic organism whose physiologic characteristics correspond to those of Clostridium baratii was isolated. The toxin produced by the isolate was neutralized by type F botulinal antitoxin and cross-neutralized with lower efficiency by type E antitoxin. The patient's food history was not suggestive of botulism, and it seems likely that the illness was due to colonization of the gut.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (567K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Aureli P, Fenicia L, Pasolini B, Gianfranceschi M, McCroskey LM, Hatheway CL. Two cases of type E infant botulism caused by neurotoxigenic Clostridium butyricum in Italy. J Infect Dis. 1986 Aug;154(2):207–211. [PubMed]
  • Chia JK, Clark JB, Ryan CA, Pollack M. Botulism in an adult associated with food-borne intestinal infection with Clostridium botulinum. N Engl J Med. 1986 Jul 24;315(4):239–241. [PubMed]
  • Dowell VR, Jr, McCroskey LM, Hatheway CL, Lombard GL, Hughes JM, Merson MH. Coproexamination for botulinal toxin and clostridium botulinum. A new procedure for laboratory diagnosis of botulism. JAMA. 1977 Oct 24;238(17):1829–1832. [PubMed]
  • Hall JD, McCroskey LM, Pincomb BJ, Hatheway CL. Isolation of an organism resembling Clostridium barati which produces type F botulinal toxin from an infant with botulism. J Clin Microbiol. 1985 Apr;21(4):654–655. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Hoffman RE, Pincomb BJ, Skeels MR. Type F infant botulism. Am J Dis Child. 1982 Mar;136(3):270–271. [PubMed]
  • Hughes JM, Blumenthal JR, Merson MH, Lombard GL, Dowell VR, Jr, Gangarosa EJ. Clinical features of types A and B food-borne botulism. Ann Intern Med. 1981 Oct;95(4):442–445. [PubMed]
  • McCroskey LM, Hatheway CL. Laboratory findings in four cases of adult botulism suggest colonization of the intestinal tract. J Clin Microbiol. 1988 May;26(5):1052–1054. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • McCroskey LM, Hatheway CL, Fenicia L, Pasolini B, Aureli P. Characterization of an organism that produces type E botulinal toxin but which resembles Clostridium butyricum from the feces of an infant with type E botulism. J Clin Microbiol. 1986 Jan;23(1):201–202. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Yang KH, Sugiyama H. Purification and properties of Clostridium botulinum type F toxin. Appl Microbiol. 1975 May;29(5):598–603. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

Articles from Journal of Clinical Microbiology are provided here courtesy of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Formats:

Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...

Links