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Botulism in a pregnant intravenous drug abuser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16409344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of botulism is reported in a heroin-abusing parturient who initially presented with lethargy and slurred speech. The diagnostic difficulty, complications, intensive care and anaesthetic management of this case are discussed, with particular reference to the pregnancy and the effects of both botulism and its empirical treatment on the fetus. A short review is provided of a condition that has seen a marked increase in its incidence since 2000.
G A Morrison; C Lang; S Huda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-13     Completed Date:  2006-01-27     Revised Date:  2006-04-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Anaesthetics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Botulism / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Cesarean Section
Heroin Dependence / complications*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*,  therapy
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications*
Comment In:
Anaesthesia. 2006 Apr;61(4):405   [PMID:  16548970 ]

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