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Botulism in Patients Who Inhale Cocaine: The First Cases in France

F. Roblot, M. Popoff, J. P. Carlier, C. Godet, P. Abbadie, S. Matthis, A. Eisendorn, G. Le Moal, B. Becq-Giraudon and P. Roblot

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 5, pages e51-e52
Published in print September 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/506567
Botulism in Patients Who Inhale Cocaine: The First Cases in France

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We describe 2 cases of mild botulism in patients who inhaled cocaine. Botulism, though rare, is increasing in incidence among illicit drug users. To our knowledge, these are the first cases of botulism in illicit drug users in France. Clinicians should be aware of this phenomenon; botulism should be considered in illicit drug users with neurological symptoms.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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