Tetanus and botulism are lethal diseases of humans and animals that present as characteristic muscular paralyses consequent upon highly neurological disorders induced by members of the most potent group of acute toxins known. These powerful toxins are produced by the anaerobic, spore-forming bacteria Clostridium tetani and Clostridium botulinum. Although these diseases have been known since antiquity when they were described by both Greeks and Romans, their bacterial origins were only recognized in the late 19th century.
|Title of host publication||Treatments from Toxins|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Therapeutic Potential of Clostridial Neurotoxins|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||0849327091, 9780849327094|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2006|