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Arch Fr Pediatr. 1987 Feb;44(2):129-30.

[A case of botulism in a 11-month-old infant].

[Article in French]


We report a case of botulism in a 11 month-old infant. Hypotonia complicated by progressive bulbar paralysis revealed the disease. Botulism B toxin was present in serum on the 8th day of the disease. On the occasion of this case report the clinical, diagnostic, epidemiological and pathophysiologic aspects of infant botulism are reviewed. The relationship between sudden infant death and botulism is discussed.

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