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  4. Sort by “Genus Species” or select the arrow next to that heading to select only “Clostridium botulinum.


Dr. Agam Rao discusses how to recognize and treat botulism.

Botulism: Countering Common Clinical Misperceptionsexternal iconexternal icon
April 1, 2013 Dr. Agam Rao discusses how to recognize and treat botulism and addresses common clinical misperceptions about the illness.
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“Botulism,” a CDC-sponsored supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases
Cover of Clinical Infectious Diseases

Topics include:

  • Clinical characteristics
  • Systematic reviews of literature on botulism among pregnant women and children
  • Safety, effectiveness, and allergic profile of antitoxin
  • Outbreak investigations
  • Case reports describing uncommon clinical features

Citation: Sobel J, Rao A. Making the best of the evidence: towards national clinical guidelines for botulism. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 27;66(Suppl_1):1–3. DOIexternal icon