wound botulism


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wound botulism

[‚wünd ′bäch·ə‚liz·əm]
(medicine)
Botulism that involves production of toxin by the organisms infecting or colonizing a wound.
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Wound botulism cases associated with injecting drug use.
Wound botulism in injectors of drugs: upsurge in cases in England during 2004.
A rare differential diagnosis in dysphagia: wound botulism.
First case of type E wound botulism diagnosed using real-time PCR.
Wound botulism is a rare disease and occurs when the endospores get into an open wound and multiply in an anaerobic environment (Figure 3-26).
If diagnosed early, foodborne and wound botulism can be treated with an antitoxin which blocks the action of toxin circulating in the blood.
Wound botulism is caused when the spores get into an injection puncture, germinate and release deadly toxin.
Four days after her admission, wound botulism was suspected and antitoxin administered.
On October 5, the diagnosis of wound botulism was considered, and CDHS was consulted.
The median age, gender distribution, and fatality rate were similar to those of other foodborne cases, and no patients were reported to be injection drug users, the leading risk factor for wound botulism (21).
Botulism is reported as two distinct conditions: foodborne botulism and other or unspecified forms of botulism, including wound botulism.