Botulism Presenting with Unilateral Paralysis: First Case Report

Karsen H., Baran A. İ., Ekin S., Odabas F. O., Duygu F.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.24, no.1, pp.68-70, 2011 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2011.15
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-70
  • Keywords: Botulism, unilateral paralysis
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Food-borne botulism is an acute form of food poisoning that results from ingestion of the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. Intoxication classically presents as an acute, symmetrical paralysis. In this study, we report a case of botulism with unilateral paralysis that was confirmed by the mouse inoculation and neutralization method.