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Misuse of botulinum toxin is potentially lethal

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1212

The purified toxin of Clostridium botulinum is widely used for cosmetic purposes and seems to be safe if used correctly. Only four cases of botulism have been reported to the US authorities so far, and they were the result of criminal …

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