CBRNE - Botulism Follow-up

Updated: Apr 21, 2015
  • Author: Peter P Taillac, MD; Chief Editor: Duane C Caneva, MD, MSc  more...
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Follow-up

Further Inpatient Care

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  • Ventilatory support

  • Surgical debridement of wounds

  • Pediatric nutritional support: Intravenous feeding (hyperalimentation) is discouraged because of its potential for secondary infection and because of the success with nasogastric or nasojejunal tube feeding.

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Deterrence/Prevention

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  • Inform the public about the hazards of improperly preserved or canned foods.

  • Inform expectant mothers not to administer honey to infants.

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Complications

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  • Wound infection

  • Respiratory distress

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Prognosis

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  • Prognosis is generally good with early detection, early antitoxin administration, and intensive supportive therapy.

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