Quick Facts- Tetanus and Botulism

Quick Facts- Tetanus and Botulism - Clostridium botulinum o...

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Tetanus: Caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani o C. tetani forms spores as it matures o Common bacterium in soil Symptoms o Spastic paralysis o Spasms and stiffness in jaw muscles and neck o Difficulty swallowing o Painful body spasms Botulism: Caused by the bacterium
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Unformatted text preview: Clostridium botulinum o Also forms spores o Also a common soil bacterium • Symptoms o Flaccid paralysis o Difficulty swallowing or speaking o Facial weakness o Drooping eyelids o Trouble breathing o Nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course BIME 2102 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UVA.

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