Infant botulism: a case series and review of the literature

J Emerg Med. 1992 Nov-Dec;10(6):713-8. doi: 10.1016/0736-4679(92)90530-7.


Little has been written about infant botulism in the emergency medicine literature, despite increasing references in the pediatric journals. We describe three cases diagnosed at The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, over an 8-month period. A review of the literature follows, to discuss the clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup and treatment of the disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Botulism* / diagnosis
  • Botulism* / physiopathology
  • Botulism* / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Emergencies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy
  • Risk Factors