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Botulism, gas gangrene, and clostridial gastrointestinal infections

Dennis L. Stevens, Michael J. Aldape and Amy E. Bryant

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070624_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Botulism, gas gangrene, and clostridial gastrointestinal infections

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Human botulism is caused by seven serological types of C. botulinum, which is ubiquitously distributed in the soil. Poisoning usually results from ingestion of preformed toxin in food, although this is rapidly inactivated at ordinary cooking temperatures, but it can also result from contaminated wounds. ...

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