Colon non tumor
Infectious colitis (specific microorganisms)
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Revised: 28 May 2013, last major update March 2013
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- In infants, caused by ingestion of honey or unknown (MMWR 2003;52:21)
- In infants, colonizes the GI tract and forms toxins; may present with constipation, later hypotonia, drooling and weak cry; 50% have upper airway obstruction and cranial palsies; may also have muscular weakness (Pediatr Neurol 2005;32:193)
- May produce rapid, fatal respiratory failure
- May cause some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (Lancet 1985;1:237, Lancet 1978;1:1273)
Epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention,
and reporting of infant (intestinal) botullism
End of Colon non tumor > Infectious colitis (specific microorganisms) > Clostridium botulinum
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