Gram Positive Bacilli
Botulism is due to:
|B||Rapidly acting neurotoxin|
|C||Trypsin activates the protoxin to active form|
|D||All are true|
a. Botulinum toxin is the most potent exotoxin causing disease in humans. These toxins are of 8 antigenic types. Types A, B and E are most commonly associated with disease in humans.
b. Proteolytic enzymes like trypsin activate it. It is a slow acting toxin, taking several hours to kill.