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This six week old infant displayed a posture that was caused by botulism toxin, which manifested as a marked loss of muscle tone, especially in the region of the head and neck. This toxin is made by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, and sometimes Cl. butyricum and Cl. baratii bacteria as well. These bacteria can be spread by food, and sometimes by other means.
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