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A Case of Clinical Botulism.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1984;27(12):1223-1226.
Published online December 31, 1984.
A Case of Clinical Botulism.
Yuoug Suk Ko, Jung Hee Lee, Seung Joo Lee, Keun Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
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고영숙, 이정희, 이승주, 이 근
이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
A 5-year-old girl was admi竹ed to the department of Pediatrics, Ewha Womans University Hospital on October 21th, 1983 with weakness and lethargy of 5 days duration. Her younger brother expired on the same day aftsr 1 day illness of the same symptoms, and there was a other children who died following similar clinical course in the same area. Even though the diagnosis of botulism could not be confirmed due to lack of the labora- tory facilities available in Korea, the clinical course as well as the electrophysiologic findi- ngs were consistent with botulism. The case was presented with the review of pertinent literature, and this is believed to the first case of the botulism diagnosed in Korea.
Key Words: Botulism.

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