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Botulism due to Clostridium baratii type F toxin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12037104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Botulism results from consumption of preformed toxin or in vivo toxin elaboration in wounds or intestine. Of U.S. food-borne botulism cases since 1950, the majority were due to toxin A, but a significant number of suspect cases were never confirmed by culture or toxin detection. We report here a possible case of food-borne botulism attributed to toxin F production by a Clostridium baratii organism isolated from food consumed by the patient. The isolation of a toxin-producing Clostridium species other than Clostridium botulinum from food and stool requires deviation from the usual laboratory protocols, which may account for the lack of complete laboratory confirmation of clinically diagnosed cases.
Sydney M Harvey; Joan Sturgeon; David E Dassey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-30     Completed Date:  2002-08-13     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2260-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Public Health Laboratory, County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California 90012, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Proteins
Bacterial Toxins / metabolism,  toxicity*
Botulism / etiology*,  microbiology
Clostridium / classification,  isolation & purification*,  metabolism
Feces / microbiology
Food Microbiology
Neurotoxins / metabolism,  toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/Bacterial Toxins; 0/Clostridium barati F toxin; 0/Neurotoxins

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