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Nine cases of foodborne botulism type B in France and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14605938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Presented here is an outbreak of nine cases of type B botulism that occurred in France in 2000 followed by a review of the relevant literature. The outbreak resulted from the consumption of home-canned asparagus and required the intubation of six patients. Despite complications, all patients recovered completely. Specific antitoxin treatment was not administered because it is no longer manufactured in France. The literature review covers the epidemiologic data reported from Europe and the USA to date and an assessment of the treatment options for botulism. The usefulness of establishing a European network to provide access to botulism antitoxins is discussed. Although their efficacy is not unanimously accepted, they remain the only specific treatment now known.
P Abgueguen; V Delbos; J M Chennebault; S Fanello; O Brenet; P Alquier; J C Granry; E Pichard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2003-11-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0934-9723     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-05     Completed Date:  2004-02-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804297     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  749-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, 4 rue Larrey, 49033 Angers 01, France.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Antitoxins / therapeutic use*
Botulinum Toxins*
Botulism / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Clostridium botulinum / classification*,  isolation & purification
Disease Outbreaks*
Follow-Up Studies
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology*,  microbiology,  therapy
France / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Sampling Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitoxins; 0/Botulinum Toxins

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