Author(s): Hall JD, McCroskey LM, Pincomb BJ, Hatheway CL
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Abstract All reported cases of infant botulism except one have been caused by proteolytic strains (group I) of Clostridium botulinum, toxin types A or B. We describe the cultural and biochemical characteristics of the causative organism of this singular case of infant botulism, caused by type F botulinal toxin. Although this organism produces type F botulinal toxin, it is quite different from proteolytic (group I) C. botulinum, being more closely related to Clostridium barati.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol
and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health