Gram Positive Bacilli
All of the following statements about Botulism are true except:
|A||Botulism is caused by endotoxin|
|B||Honey ingestion causes infant botulism|
|C||Constipation is seen|
|D||Detection of antitoxin in the serum can aid in diagnosis|
a. Botulism is caused by an exotoxin.
b. Endotoxin is present only on gram negative bacteria.
c. Honey contaminated by spores is responsible for infant botulism.
d. The toxin is formed in the gut from vegetative bacteria.
e. Manifestation of botulism are dilated pupils, dysphagia, dysarthria, diplopia and descending symmetric paralysis.
f. Retrospective diagnosis can be made by detection of antitoxin in blood.