Botulism Outbreak in Thailand (Episode II)
A second botulism outbreak in Northern Thailand was reported in 2006. 192 people were exposed to raw meat and the gut of deer, 83 suffered from diarrhea. Of these 5 developed respiratory failure, 1 impending respiratory failure.
We analysed the clinical findings and electrophysiologic findings in this second episode of large botulism outbreak in northern Thailand.
Drug: Botulinum AntiToxin
Procedure: neuro-electrophysiologic study, repetitive nerve stimulation
Procedure: : Protocol early weaning ventilator after recovery of repetitive nerve stimulation and stable negative inspiratory pressure
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Clinical Manifestations of Botulism Outbreak in Northern Thailand: A Case Series of Botulism Treated With Botulinum Anti-Toxin.|
|Study Start Date:||June 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00348426
|Chiang Kum Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Subsai Kongsaengdao, M.D.||Rajavithi Hospital|