Botulism during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: The importance of differential diagnoses

Antonio Gatto, Silvia Maria Pulitanò, Giorgio Conti, Paolo Maurizio Soave, Lorenzo Di Sarno, Antonio Chiaretti

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Botulism is a neuroparalytic syndrome caused by a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. We describe a patient with neurological symptoms associated with intoxication by Clostridium botulinum and infection by SARSCoV2. This report underlines that it is mandatory, even in case of SARS-CoV-2 positivity, to investigate all the causes of a clinical pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102389
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Antitoxin
  • Botulism
  • Neurological symptoms
  • SARSCoV2 infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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