Spädbarnsbotulism - Skäl att inte ge honung till barn under ett år

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Abstract

Infant botulism means that Clostridium botulinum colonize and produce toxin in the infant gut, usually during the first year of life. Illness severity varies widely and the incidence may be under-estimated. Infant botulism should be considered in cases of acute muscle weakness or floppiness in infants, especially when accompanied by constipation or feeding difficulties. Respiratory failure and need for mechanical ventilation is common, but full recovery is gradually obtained. Diagnosis is based on stool culture and toxin detection in stool. Botulinum spores are frequently present in honey, which should consequently be avoided for infants.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Örebro University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Pediatrik
  • Gastroenterologi
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkInfant botulism - Why honey should be avoided for children up to one year
Originalspråksvenska
Antal sidor3
TidskriftLakartidningen
Volym114
Utgivningsnummer30-32
StatusPublished - 2017 jul 24
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa