Prognosis of Botulism food poisoning


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Botulism food poisoning usually refers to the likely outcome of Botulism food poisoning. The prognosis of Botulism food poisoning may include the duration of Botulism food poisoning, chances of complications of Botulism food poisoning, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Botulism food poisoning, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Botulism food poisoning. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Botulism food poisoning: Death can result from respiratory failure. About 5% die. Recovery takes months. Those who survive may have fatigue and shortness of breath for years.1
Complications: see complications of Botulism food poisoning

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Botulism: DBMD

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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