Botelism

Were you looking for information about Botulism? Botelism is a common misspelling of botulism.
 
Botulism is a rare but severe condition that may lead to paralysis or even death. It is caused by natural poisons produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium; these toxins affect people by preventing certain nerves from functioning, resulting in muscle paralysis. Treatment for this illness often involves careful observation, supportive care, and an antitoxin. A person with severe botulism may require a breathing machine as well as intensive medical and nursing care for several months.
 
(Click Botulism for more information on this illness, including how common it is, what symptoms may occur, and how it is diagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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