1A11 Botulism

International Classification of Diseases for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics, 11th Revision, v2020-09


A disease caused by an infection with the gram-positive bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This disease commonly presents with abdominal pain, vomiting, acute paralysis, blurred vision, diplopia, and may be fatal. Transmission is by ingestion of contaminated food, direct contact, or from accidental overdose. Confirmation is by identification of Clostridium botulinum in a faecal or food sample.

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