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Overview

Botulism (or botulism poisoning) is a rare, but very serious illness that is transmitted through a very common source-the food we eat. Botulism poisoning is caused by a type of bacteria that is present everywhere around us, called Clostridium botu[read article]

Tests for Botulism

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A fecal culture is a laboratory test used to determine if bacteria, which can cause infection or disease, are present in your digestive tract. By testing your stool...  More
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Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic tool that evaluates muscle or nerve problems. It uses surface electrodes to assess the ability of motor neurons (the nerve ce...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Clostridium Botulinum Toxin Assay Test
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Medical Procedures for Botulism

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Mechanical Ventilation
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Bowel Irrigation
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A feeding tube , also known as a gavage tube, is used to give nutrition to infants that cannot eat on their own. The gavage tube is normally used in a hospital, but...  More
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Endotracheal intubation (EI) is an emergency procedure most often performed in patients who are unconscious or who cannot breathe on their own. EI helps to prevent ...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Botulism

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A tracheostomy is a medical procedure-either temporary or permanent-in which a tube is surgically implanted into a person's windpipe so that he or she can brea...  More
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Self Care for Botulism

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I never use an exfoliant in the morning, I always use a heavy moisturizer before going to bed. We each have our own long-held beliefs about our skin care products a...  More
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Diets for Botulism

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Follow a Bland Diet
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