Opiate withdrawal and botulism: stigma delayed treatmentBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7393.822/a (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:822
- Karl Marlowe, specialist registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London SW9 9HG
EDITOR—Merrison et al reported a difficult diagnostic case of wound botulism, which led to the formulation of a helpful diagnostic table for distinguishing clinical features from Guillain-Barré syndrome, Miller-Fisher variant, and myasthenia gravis.1 I report a case of wound botulism in a long term heroin user showing that a history of substance misuse can cloud the picture even more than the clinical presentation.
A man with a 20 …