The otolaryngologic presentation of botulism

Martin A. Shugar, Mark S. Granich, Edward J. Reardon

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Abstract

Botulism, although an uncommon disease, may nonetheless present to the otolaryngologist. The clinical signs of a severely erythematous, parched tongue, oropharynx, hypo-pharynx and larynx, especially when associated with bilateral cranial nerve deficits, should arouse suspicion of this disorder. Once the presumptive diagnosis of botulism is made, the otolaryngologist should expeditiously act to ensure appropriate airway control, as respiratory collapse may be imminent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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