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BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Sep 7;2012. pii: bcr1120115153. doi: 10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5153.

Infant botulism following honey ingestion.

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Paediatrics Department, BHR University Hospitals, London, UK. cheriya.abdulla@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk

Abstract

An apparently well baby girl born at term was presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of acute onset of generalised floppiness at the age of 3 months. Clinically, the baby had lower motor neuron type of muscle weakness; detailed investigation lead to the diagnosis of neuromuscular junction disorder secondary to botulism toxicity. Further tests confirmed the botulism toxicity secondary to honey ingestion. The baby was treated with specific anticlostridium antibodies; she recovered remarkably, now growing and developing normally.

PMID:
22962382
PMCID:
PMC3448763
DOI:
10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5153
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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