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Disease Botulism

Name Botulism
Synonyms Botulism, Foodborne | Botulism, Infant | Botulism, Infantile | Botulism, Toxico Infectious | Botulism, Toxico-Infectious | Botulism, Wound | Clostridium botulinum Infection | Clostridium botulinum Infections | Foodborne Botulism | Foodborne Botulisms | Infant Botulism | Infant Botulisms | Infantile Botulism | Infection, Clostridium botulinum | Toxico Infectious Botulism | Toxico-Infectious Botulism | Wound Botulism | Wound Botulisms
Definition A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D001906
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1. DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Clostridium Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Botulism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuromuscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuromuscular Junction Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Botulism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurotoxicity Syndromes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Botulism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
4. DiseasesChemically-Induced Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Poisoning Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Foodborne Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Botulism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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