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J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):931-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.044. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

A case of infant botulism infection due to consumption of untreated well-water.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. Electronic address: fukuikobayashi@med.tohoku.ac.jp.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
3
Department of Microbiology, Miyagi Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environment, Sendai, Japan.

Abstract

A 7-week-old boy with flaccid paralysis was diagnosed with infant botulism caused by Clostridium botulinum toxin type A. In this case of infant botulism, untreated well-water was identified as a potential source of this infection.

PMID:
24461790
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.044
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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