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Abstract

Introduction:

is rarely associated with human diseases. Infection is usuallcaused by ingestion of contaminated food, and infant botulism is the most common clinical presentation.

Case Report:

Here we report a case of pneumonia by a non-toxigenic strain of in an Alzheimer 70-year-old male with sepsis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The micro-organism was identified by phenotypical tests, mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF), DNA amplification (PCR) and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Testing for the presence of botulinum F toxin was made using multiplex PCR. Bioassay for a large number of colonies was performed in mice to evaluate the production of any lethal toxin, but the results were negative.

Conclusion:

To our knowledge, there are no cases of infection reported in Brazil and we highlight the importance of anaerobic lab tests in the standard routine of diagnosis.

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