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If untreated, these symptoms may progress to cause paralysis of the respiratory muscles, arms, legs, and torso with subsequent death.
Muscle weakness/descending paralysis
Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
The NMDOH recommends that all clinicians be alert for cases of wound botulism, especially in injection drug users, to report any suspect case to the Department of Health at 505-827-0006 so that antitoxin can be obtained as soon as possible if needed. Symptoms include:
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