Special Issue "Infant Botulism and Adult Intestinal Botulism"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacterial Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yukako Fujinaga
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Guest Editor
Department of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan
Interests: Clostridium botulinum; botulinum toxin; clostridial neurotoxins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A rare but life-threatening disease, botulism is caused by botulinum neurotoxins produced by Clostridium botulinum and other neurotoxigenic clostridia. Multiple clinical forms of this pathology are recognized. Colonization in the lumen of the intestine by these clostridia and subsequent production of the toxins in the intestine lead to intestinal toxemia botulism. This is called infant botulism when it occurs in infants younger than 1 year of age, and adult intestinal botulism when it occurs in adults and children over1 year of age.

The aim of this Special Issue of Toxins is to provide an overview of the current knowledge on infant and adult intestinal botulism. Reviews, original articles, and short communications about the etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, therapy of infant and adult intestinal botulism are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Yukako Fujinaga
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Infant botulism
  • adult intestinal botulism
  • intestinal toxemia botulism
  • botulinum neurotoxin

Published Papers

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