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Recurrent Bulbar Paralysis Caused by Botulinum Toxin Type B

Marijo Bilusic, Jean Pattathil, Michael Brescia, William McHugh, Michael Zaboski and Bernard Schanzer

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 8, pages e72-e74
Published in print April 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/533470
Recurrent Bulbar Paralysis Caused by Botulinum Toxin Type B

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Botulism is a rare, potentially lethal paralytic disease characterized by cranial nerve palsies, descending flaccid muscle paralysis, and possible involvement of the diaphragm and other respiratory muscles. Here, we report, to our knowledge, the first case of recurrent botulism type B in the United States, caused by repetitive ingestion of contaminated homemade hot chili pepper in oil from the same jar.

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

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