DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for infant botulism

Infant botulism [DOID:0050354]

A botulism that involves intoxication caused by botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTA or B) in infants, has_material_basis_in Clostridium botulinum A or has_material_basis_in Clostridium botulinum B, which are transmitted by ingestion of bacterial spores, which then grow in the intestine and release toxins. The infection has symptom constipation, has symptom lethargy, has symptom difficulty feeding, has symptom swallowing, has symptom ptosis, has symptom loss of head control, and has symptom muscle weakness.

Synonyms:  infant botulism,  DOID:0050354,  infant botulisms