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toxin clostridium botulinum

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but...: In neither conditions, recovery from the disease does not confer immunity because the toxin is usually not present in amount large enough to induce ad ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Clostridium botulinum organism cause paralytic food poisoning, usally through contamination of home canned goods. It grows in an anerobic environment ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not normally: C botulinum is not a normal constituent of human body. It could exist in the colon.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Clostridium botulinu: Botulism can be spread through contaminated food, wound infections and bacterial spores in an infant’s GI tract. Toxins can spread to lungs, the nerv ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
'Botox' organism: Clostridium botulinum is the bacterial species that produces the 'botox' toxin. It is actually a very dangerous bacterium and I would not advocate any ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Food poisoning: Improperly canned food, contaminated with bacterium clostridium botulinum lead to production of botulinum toxin that causes paralysis. Other types occ ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Do your homework: Your instructors will expect you to answer your homework questions from the assigned reading. The wording and jargon will be recognizable and you will ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Toxin: Clostridium difficile is a slow growing, spore forming bacterium that can cause infection in humans, especially in the setting of antibiotic use. The ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Diarrhea may also be caused by infection by bacteria , infections by other organisms, eating foods that upset the digestive system, allergies to certa ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
C.Diff: Both toxins play a role. There are different strains that produce either one or both. No matter what, you need to be treated as long as you are sympto ... Read More

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