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Botulism is a rare, potentially fatal disease caused by a toxin produced by bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Symptoms during the onset of the disease are weakness, trouble seeing, difficulty in speaking and fatigue. As the disease progresses, symptoms like weakness in arms, chest, legs and muscles develop. Severe botulism results in restricted movement of respiratory muscles leading to respiratory failure.
HOW IS BOTULISM DIAGNOSED?
An opthalmologist diagnoses botulism through:
1. Physical examination of the drooping eyelids
2. Blood test to identify the toxin
3. Stool culture
HOW IS BOTULISM TREATED?
The following treatments are used to treat botulism:
1. Medicine called botulinus antitoxin to fight the toxin
2. Hospitalization, if breathing trouble is seen to give breathing support
3. Antibiotics may not always help
4. Homeopathic medications are also used
DID YOU KNOW?
Infant botulism was first recognised in the year 1976, and is the most common type of botulism in the United States.