Case 48-1980

Botulism

Woodruff J. English, Leslie Paul Williams, Richard Bryant, Michael D. Gillies, Robert W. Graebner, J. Glenn Morris, Roger A. Feldman, V. R. Dowell

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Abstract

To the Editor: In the Case Records of the December 4 issue, Dr. Newton E. Hyslop, Jr., remarked that the “unclassified” form of botulism in the adult may have the same pathophysiologic mechanism as infant botulism. Although confirmatory evidence is lacking, we suggest that some cases of “unclassified” botulism may result from endogenous toxin production due to predisposing factors in the host, e.g., disruption of the integrity of the intestine and an alteration in the balance of intestinal microflora. We have identified Type A botulism in a 33-year-old woman who had undergone ileojejunal bypass. An end-to-end ileojejunal anastomosis (10.2 cm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)789-791
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume304
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 1981

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Botulism
Jejunoileal Bypass
Causality
Intestines

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English, W. J., Williams, L. P., Bryant, R., Gillies, M. D., Graebner, R. W., Morris, J. G., ... Dowell, V. R. (1981). Case 48-1980: Botulism. New England Journal of Medicine, 304(13), 789-791. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198103263041318

Case 48-1980 : Botulism. / English, Woodruff J.; Williams, Leslie Paul; Bryant, Richard; Gillies, Michael D.; Graebner, Robert W.; Morris, J. Glenn; Feldman, Roger A.; Dowell, V. R.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 304, No. 13, 26.03.1981, p. 789-791.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

English, WJ, Williams, LP, Bryant, R, Gillies, MD, Graebner, RW, Morris, JG, Feldman, RA & Dowell, VR 1981, 'Case 48-1980: Botulism', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 304, no. 13, pp. 789-791. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198103263041318
English WJ, Williams LP, Bryant R, Gillies MD, Graebner RW, Morris JG et al. Case 48-1980: Botulism. New England Journal of Medicine. 1981 Mar 26;304(13):789-791. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198103263041318
English, Woodruff J. ; Williams, Leslie Paul ; Bryant, Richard ; Gillies, Michael D. ; Graebner, Robert W. ; Morris, J. Glenn ; Feldman, Roger A. ; Dowell, V. R. / Case 48-1980 : Botulism. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1981 ; Vol. 304, No. 13. pp. 789-791.
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