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The First Case(s) of Botulism in Vienna in 21 Years: A Case Report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22779015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
METHODS: We review the available literature, the compiled clinical data, and observations.
RESULTS: After a slow onset of clinical signs a married couple living in Vienna presented with dysphagia, difficulties in accommodation, inability to sweat, urinary and stool retention, dizziness, and nausea. They suffered intoxication with botulinum toxin type B. Botulism is a rarely occurring disease in Austria. In the last 21 years there were only twelve reported cases.
CONCLUSION: Both patients went to a general practitioner as well as several specialists before they were sent to and correctly diagnosed at our outpatient department. To avoid long delays between intoxication and diagnosis we think it is crucial to advert to the complex symptoms a nonsevere intoxication with botulinum toxin can produce, especially since intoxications have become rare occurrences in the industrialized societies due to the high quality of industrial food production.
Matthias Gerhard Vossen; Klaus-Bernhard Gattringer; Judith Wenisch; Neda Khalifeh; Maria Koreny; Verena Spertini; Franz Allerberger; Wolfgang Graninger; Christian Kornschober; Heimo Lagler; Andreas Reitner; Thomas Sycha; Florian Thalhammer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in infectious diseases     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6633     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-10     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101573243     Medline TA:  Case Rep Infect Dis     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438989     Citation Subset:  -    
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