Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 33, Issue 7, pp 1301–1301 | Cite as

Diagnostic pitfall: wound botulism in an intoxicated intravenous drug abuser presenting with respiratory failure

  • Georg Royl
  • Juri Katchanov
  • Frank Stachulski
  • Jörg Schultze
  • Christoph J. Ploner
  • Matthias Endres
Correspondence

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Royl
    • 1
  • Juri Katchanov
    • 1
  • Frank Stachulski
    • 1
  • Jörg Schultze
    • 1
  • Christoph J. Ploner
    • 1
  • Matthias Endres
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyCharité Universitaetsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany

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