Wound botulism complicating internal fixation of a complex radial fracture.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Botulism developed in a patient following surgical repair of an open radial fracture. Symptoms resolved after treatment with antitoxin and antibiotics, and hardware excision was deferred. Subsequent osteomyelitis necessitated hardware exchange, and wound cultures grew Clostridium argentinense. This case highlights the management of botulism associated with orthopedic hardware.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Taylor, SM; Wolfe, CR; Dixon, TC; Ruch, DS; Cox, GM

Published Date

  • February 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 650 - 653

PubMed ID

  • 20007390

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2815637

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.01258-09


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States