Orphanet: Botulism

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Disease definition

Botulism is a rare acquired neuromuscular junction disease, characterized by descending flaccid paralysis caused by botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), including four clinical forms with different modes of acquisition.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A05.1
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0006057
  • MeSH: D001906
  • GARD: 943
  • MedDRA: 10006041

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