Severe botulism after focal injection of botulinum toxin

N. Souayah, H. Karim, S. S. Kamin, J. McArdle, S. Marcus

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We report a 34-year-old woman who developed clinical botulism after the cosmetic use of an unapproved botulinum toxin type A. Electrophysiologic findings demonstrated complete denervation with complete electrical silence. She had a lengthy recovery but was able to ambulate by discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1855-1856
Number of pages2
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology


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