Botulism

Chapter
Part of the Emergency Management in Neurology book series (EMN)

Abstract

Botulism is a potentially fatal neuroparalytic syndrome caused by the action of a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum is a diverse group of anaerobic gram-positive bacteria that produces spores. The spores are resistant to approximately 100°C for 5 h. These bacteria are ubiquitous and can be easily isolated from the surface of fruit, vegetables, and fish and are present in soil and in marine sediment around the world [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeuroscienceASST LeccoLeccoItaly

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