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What are the symptoms of infant botulism food poisoning?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The first sign of infant botulism food poisoning is often constipation. Other symptoms include: muscle weakness evidenced by floppy limb movements and loss of head control, crying, moodiness, drooling, fatigue, difficulty sucking or feeding, drooping eyelids, difficulty eating and eventually paralysis. Without treatment, the symptoms progress and can lead to paralysis or death.

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