• A 22-day-old infant developed infant botulism characterized by profound weakness, hypotonia, respiratory arrest, areflexia, ptosis, pupils that responded poorly to light, and absent gag reflex. Stool examination yielded Clostridium botulinum type B organisms and type B toxin. Electromyography provided rapid diagnostic assistance. With supportive care, recovery was complete. This "new" disease probably is more common than now appreciated.
(Am J Dis Child 131:857-859, 1977)
McKee KT, Kilroy AW, Harrison WW, Schaffner W. Botulism in Infancy: Report of a Case. Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(8):857–859. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120210035007
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