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Descriptor English: Botulism
Descriptor Spanish: Botulismo
Descriptor botulismo
Entry term(s) botulismo del lactante
infección por Clostridium botulinum
Scope note: Enfermedad causada por potentes NEUROTOXINAS proteicas producidas por CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM que interfieren con la liberación presináptica de ACETILCOLINA en la UNIÓN NEUROMUSCULAR. Las manifestaciones clínicas son dolor abdominal, vómitos, PARÁLISIS aguda (incluyendo parálisis respiratoria), visión borrosa y DIPLOPÍA. El botulismo puede clasificarse en varios subtipos (de origen alimentario, por heridas, del lactante y otros). (Traducción libre del original: Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
Descriptor Portuguese: Botulismo
Descriptor French: Botulisme
Entry term(s): Botulism, Foodborne
Botulism, Infant
Botulism, Infantile
Botulism, Toxico Infectious
Botulism, Toxico-Infectious
Botulism, Wound
Clostridium botulinum Infection
Clostridium botulinum Infections
Foodborne Botulism
Foodborne Botulisms
Infant Botulism
Infant Botulisms
Infantile Botulism
Infection, Clostridium botulinum
Toxico Infectious Botulism
Toxico-Infectious Botulism
Wound Botulism
Wound Botulisms
Tree number(s): C01.150.252.410.222.151
C10.668.758.200
C10.720.150
C25.723.415.151
SP4.012.168.284
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001906
Scope note: A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
Annotation: coordinate IM with specific Clostridium botulinum type (IM) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Botulinum Toxins MeSH
DeCS ID: 1931
Unique ID: D001906
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Botulism - Preferred
Concept UI M0002845
Scope note A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
Preferred term Botulism
Entry term(s) Botulism, Toxico Infectious
Botulism, Toxico-Infectious
Clostridium botulinum Infection
Clostridium botulinum Infections
Infection, Clostridium botulinum
Toxico Infectious Botulism
Toxico-Infectious Botulism
Wound Botulism - Narrower
Concept UI M0537949
Preferred term Wound Botulism
Entry term(s) Botulism, Wound
Wound Botulisms
Botulism, Infantile - Narrower
Concept UI M0335649
Preferred term Botulism, Infantile
Entry term(s) Botulism, Infant
Infant Botulism
Infant Botulisms
Infantile Botulism
Foodborne Botulism - Narrower
Concept UI M0525127
Preferred term Foodborne Botulism
Entry term(s) Botulism, Foodborne
Foodborne Botulisms



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