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Wound botulism

Disease definition

Wound botulism is a rare infectious form of botulism (see this term), a rare acquired neuromuscular junction disease with descending flaccid paralysis due to botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), produced after infection of wounds by Clostridium botulinum.


Classification level: Subtype of disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Cutaneous infectious botulism
    • Cutaneous toxin-mediated botulism
    • Inoculation botulism
    • Skin infectious botulism
    • Skin toxin-mediated botulism
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A05.1
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C1306794
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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