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Anniballi F.,Centro Nazionale Of Riferimento Per Il Botulismo | Chironna E.,Ospedale Mauriziano Umberto I | Astegiano S.,Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte | Fiore A.,Centro Nazionale Of Riferimento Per Il Botulismo | And 7 more authors.
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita | Year: 2015

In Italy, foodborne botulism is a rare disease mainly due to home-preserved food. In the case reported here, clinical diagnosis was performed on the basis of clinical signs and referred consumption of home-preserved turnip tops in oil. Definitive diagnosis was performed by detection of botulinum toxin in sera and neuro-toxigenic organisms in stools and leftover food. This case report highlights the need of a high medical awareness, prompt clinical diagnosis, and synergic collaboration among the health authorities for a correct management of botulism as well as disease containment. Source

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