Complications of Botulism food poisoning


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About complications: Complications of Botulism food poisoning are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Botulism food poisoning. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Botulism food poisoning and complications of Botulism food poisoning is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Botulism food poisoning: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Botulism food poisoning includes:

Complications of Botulism food poisoning: Botulism can result in death due to respiratory failure. However, in the past 50 years the proportion of patients with botulism who die has fallen from about 50% to 8%. A patient with severe botulism may require a breathing machine as well as intensive medical and nursing care for several months. Patients who survive an episode of botulism poisoning may have fatigue and shortness of breath for years and long-term therapy may be needed to aid recovery.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Botulism General: DBMD

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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