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Dr. Ana Adelstein
3 Doctors shared insights

Botulinum Antitoxin (Overview)

Given to treat botulism infection.


Dr. Ana Adelstein
3 Doctors shared insights

Botulinum Antitoxin (Overview)

Given to treat botulism infection.


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Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

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 adequate immune response. ...Read more

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Who developed the first antitoxin for diphtheria?

Who developed the first antitoxin for diphtheria?

See below: Edwin klebs (1834-1913), a swiss-german pathologist, identified and described the bacterium that causes diphtheria in 1883. (just to point out the devastation that diphtheria caused, in 1883, the diphtheria death rate was 125 per 100, 000 people in new york city.) a year later, german bacteriologist friedrich loeffler (1852-1915)
http://www. Historyofvaccines. Org/content/blog/early-uses-diphtheria-antitoxin-united-states. ...Read more

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Does immunotherapy involve antitoxins?

Does immunotherapy involve antitoxins?

Definition: Immunotherapy indicates the use of immunological mechanisms for treatment. Allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) do not include antitoxins.
Antitoxins are antibodies against toxins and are used whaen toxins are suspected, for example posionous snake bites. This treatment can be called immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Does a antitoxin serum for botchalisum have side effects

Does a antitoxin serum for botchalisum have side effects

Of course.: If you are talking about "botox", it does have side effects and benefits. It all depends on the dosage and the indications. Botox has certain medical indications, injected by experienced doctors for specific treatments to improve specific conditions, as the same we can say for any medication. Different patients respond differently to the same medication. ...Read more

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What are some of the possible effects of intravenous botulinum toxin?

Many and serious: Botulinum toxins should never be injected intravenous. The side effects will be related to where the medication gets to: if it gets to swallowing muscles then swallowing will be a problem, if breathing muscles then breathing will be difficult. In high enough doses it can result in death. If recognized promptly supportive care can be provided until the effect wears off. ...Read more

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Suffering from Suboxone withdraw. Is there any way to ease the symptoms & to get threw the withdraw faster? Will antitoxins like fruits & veg. Help?

Suffering from Suboxone withdraw. Is there any way to ease the symptoms & to get threw the withdraw faster? Will antitoxins like fruits & veg. Help?

Suboxone: Should be very gradually tapered in order to minimize the withdrawal effects. You need to call your Suboxone prescriber to have your Suboxone discontinuation closely monitored. In between, there are no easy ways known to decrease the withdrawal symptoms. Chamomile tea, bananas & green veggies r good ingredients for ur body, so u may eat those as u like. Good luck & bravo 4 getting out of suboxone. ...Read more

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How do botulinum toxin injections work?

Weakens muscle actio: Botox works to weaken muscle function by blocking the connection between the nerve and the muscle. The Botox action slowly is reversed and eventually the normal muscle action returns. ...Read more

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Is botulinum toxin harmful? Does dose matter?

Is botulinum toxin harmful? Does dose matter?

FDA approved: Botulinum toxin is not harmful when used as recommended.
Botox, Botox cosmetic, dysport, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Myobloc (botulinum toxin b) are examples of botulinum products that are fda approved and have been used worldwide in many millions of people with few significant ill-effects. Dosing does matter. More is not better. ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Which diseases are caused by bacillus botulinum?

Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out of date since before I was in med school. It's Clostridium botulinum. Botulism toxin is as deadly as any poison you'll find, and can be acquired preformed in food, or develop in an infected wound, or rarely be formed in the gut -- especially in a baby fed raw honey. ...Read more

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Why is toxin already bound to the neural tissue becomes unaffected to antitoxin?

Damage already done: This is like asking whether an anti-missile missile would prevent damage to the target after the incoming missile has already hit it. ...Read more

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What's a clostridium botulinum culture?

What's a clostridium botulinum culture?

Unclear question: Clostridium botulinum organism cause paralytic food poisoning, usally through contamination of home canned goods. It grows in an anerobic environment and releases a toxin that affects muscle function. ...Read more

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Where does clostridium botulinum live in the body?

Where does clostridium botulinum live in the body?

Not normally: C botulinum is not a normal constituent of human body. It could exist in the colon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how clostridium botulinum move around the body?

Can you tell me how clostridium botulinum move around the body?

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 nerves, brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dysport and botox? I understand they both use the botulinum toxin. So how is dysport different? .

What's the difference between dysport and botox? I understand they both use the botulinum toxin. So how is dysport different? .

Botox: Botox and Dysport are two brands of the same product. Both are derived from the same subtype of botulinum toxin. Dysport may set up a little faster, but essentially they are equally effective.

Small variations my be found from person to person. I have some patients who one will work for better than the other, but for most people the differences are not noticeable. ...Read more

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How could clostridium botulinum be cultured on agar?

How could clostridium botulinum be cultured on agar?

Huh?: You don't want to do that, otherwise you will have federal authorities knocking on your front door with a warrant for your arrest. ...Read more

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What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)?

Botox Side Effects: Very rare to have any side effects at all. In my experience of 1000's of injections the most common occurrences are mild discomfort at the injection site (seconds to minutes), mild swelling or redness (seconds to minutes), bleeding (drop), bruising (mild), unsatisfactory result (<5%) (over or under corrected), drooping eyelid (exceedingly rare), allergic (exceedingly rare). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can clostridium botulinum botulism atacks and spreads?

Can you tell me how can clostridium botulinum botulism atacks and spreads?

Food poisoning: Improperly canned food, contaminated with bacterium clostridium botulinum lead to production of botulinum toxin that causes paralysis. Other types occur in infants due to intestinal infection and some times in adults due to wound infection. The bacterium is present in soil. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/botulism/ds00657. ...Read more

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Can botulinum toxin be used to treat strabismus?

Can botulinum toxin be used to treat strabismus?

Useful/not a cure: Botox is used to help prevent contracture in acquired strabismus while nerves regenerate. Thus it can help the long term result. But it simply paralyzes a muscle but does not cure or improve actual function. A strabismic oriented ophthalmologist can be very helpful if you have newly acquired strabismus. ...Read more

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What is the immune response to clostridium botulinum, clostridium tetani or clostridium perfringes?

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 be dinged if you do not. This information site is not set up to provide a shortcut for homework answers. ...Read more