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How do medications treat infant botulism food poisoning?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Infant botulism food poisoning is treated using an antitoxin called Botulism Immune Globulin Intravenous (BIGIV). Infants who receive this treatment early have shorter hospital stays and less severe symptoms. Antibiotics are only incorporated into the treatment if there is a secondary infection.

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