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A botulism outbreak from roasted canned mushrooms.
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PMID:  16758770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food-borne botulism is a rare disease that results from ingestion of the toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum. The most common cause of the disease is the consumption of home-canned foods prepared under inappropriate conditions, especially in rural environments. In this report, a food-borne botulism outbreak potentially caused by roasted home-canned mushrooms is evaluated and the major reasons for delayed diagnosis are emphasized. The clinical features, symptoms and prognosis of the five botulism patients involved in this outbreak are presented. The clinical progressions, treatments, durations of mechanical ventilation, intensive care unit stays and hospital stays of the three patients admitted to Akdeniz University Hospital are reported.
Melike Cengiz; Murat Yilmaz; Levent Dosemeci; Atilla Ramazanoglu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human & experimental toxicology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0960-3271     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Exp Toxicol     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-08     Completed Date:  2006-08-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9004560     Medline TA:  Hum Exp Toxicol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Botulism / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Disease Outbreaks*
Food Preservation*
Middle Aged
Mushroom Poisoning / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology

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