A05.1: Botulism

You have food poisoning.

Bacteria can live in food and breed there. Bacteria particularly breed when food isn’t kept cool enough or when it is stored for too long. Some bacteria can also form toxins. Bacteria like these have been in food that you have eaten. As a result, you have food poisoning. These bacteria are called Clostridium botulinum.

People with food poisoning are often nauseated and have to vomit. Abdominal pain and diarrhea are also possible. The muscles are also paralyzed by a certain toxin. You may have problems with vision, speaking and swallowing. It is also possible that you will no longer be able to breathe on your own. It is also possible to have other symptoms.

Note

This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.

Source

Provided by the non-profit organization “Was hab’ ich?” gemeinnützige GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

Further articles

Diarrhea

Diarrheal diseases occur often. They are often the result of a viral infection. Persistent diarrhea must be treated because it can lead to loss of fluid and sodium depletion.

Botulism

Botulism is a type of poisoning caused by botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.