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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