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Epidemiological Aspects of Infant Botulism in California, 1976–1991

  • Patricia J. Schwarz
  • Joyce M. Arnon
  • Stephen S. Arnon

Abstract

Infant botulism is the most common form of human botulism in the United States and is now known to be global in extent. The disease, an infectious intestinal form of botulism, was first recognized as a distinct medical entity in late 1976 in California, where all suspected cases are diagnosed microbiologically in this laboratory. Although its clinical spectrum ranges from mild outpatient illness to sudden unexpected death, most recognized cases are hospitalized.

Keywords

Botulinum Toxin Crib Death Clostridium Botulinum Epidemiological Aspect Sudden Unexpected Death 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia J. Schwarz
    • 1
  • Joyce M. Arnon
    • 1
  • Stephen S. Arnon
    • 1
  1. 1.California Department of Health ServicesBerkeleyUSA

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