Chapter 7. Botulism: Toxicology, Clinical Presentations and Management

  1. Dr. Nancy Khardori
  1. Janak Koirala

Published Online: 6 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608133.ch7

Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy

How to Cite

Koirala, J. (2006) Botulism: Toxicology, Clinical Presentations and Management, in Bioterrorism Preparedness: Medicine - Public Health - Policy (ed N. Khardori), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608133.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 701 North First Street, P.O. Box 19636, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9636, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, 62794-9636, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312351

Online ISBN: 9783527608133

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Keywords:

  • bioterrorism preparedness;
  • botulism;
  • toxicology;
  • history;
  • epidemiology;
  • microbiology;
  • transmission;
  • clinical features;
  • differential diagnosis;
  • potential as a biological weapon;
  • prevention;
  • infection control

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History

  • Epidemiology

  • Microbiology and Toxicology

  • Transmission

  • Clinical Features

  • Diagnosis

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Potential as a Biological Weapon

  • Features of a Botulism Attack

  • Management

  • Prognosis

  • Prevention

    • Immunization

    • Post-exposure Prophylaxis

    • Decontamination

  • Infection Control