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Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000450805.98459.e6
Case Report

A 59-year-old man with acute onset of paralysis

Cassa, Richard S. MPAS, PA-C; Rosengart, Axel J. MD, PhD, MPH

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ABSTRACT: Botulism is a neuroparalytic illness resulting from the action of a potent toxin produced by the organism Clostridium botulinum. It can present with a classic triad of clear mentation, bulbar palsy and symmetric descending paralysis. Treatment is symptomatic and includes a botulinum antitoxin.

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