Infant Botulism Infant Botulism
Initial symptoms of infant botulism include:
- Usually for 2-3 days
- Poor suckling
Symptoms of worsening infant botulism include:
- Poor feeding in infants
- Difficulty swallowing
- Generalized muscle weakness
- Loss of muscle tone
- Weak cry
An infant with severe botulism may develop severe muscle weakness and difficulty breathing.
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