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Does botulism cause muscle paralysis?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yup

It certainly does.

In brief: Yup

It certainly does.
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Botulism usually causes constipation as its first sign, but can also lead to decreased movement, muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, and weak cry, but does not usually lead to full paralysis.

In brief: Not really

Botulism usually causes constipation as its first sign, but can also lead to decreased movement, muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, and weak cry, but does not usually lead to full paralysis.
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