[Botulism and pregnancy]

J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2006 Oct;35(6):624-6. doi: 10.1016/s0368-2315(06)76453-5.
[Article in French]


Botulism during pregnancy is uncommon and raises concern due uncertainty about fetal impairment. This type of situation has not been reported to date. Treatment is basically symptomatic and based on nursing care. The prognosis is tightly correlated with the maternal status. Dietary hygiene is the basis of prevention. We describe a case of botulism occurring during the second quarter of pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Botulinum Toxins, Type A
  • Botulism / complications*
  • Botulism / diagnosis
  • Botulism / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / microbiology*
  • Pregnancy Outcome


  • rimabotulinumtoxinB
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Botulinum Toxins, Type A