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Originally Posted by melissa17s
.Why give an infant corn syrup in the first place? Aren't there better alternatives?
|Am J Dis Child 1990 Jan;144(1):60
Risk factors for infant botulism in the United States.
Spika JS, Shaffer N, Hargrett-Bean N, Collin S, MacDonald KL, Blake PA
Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga 30333.
To define risk factors for infant botulism, we performed a 2-year prospective case-control study of 68 laboratory-confirmed cases in infants living in the United States, outside of California. For each case patient, two control subjects were matched by date and hospital of birth or county birth records. By univariate analysis, breast-feeding (odds ratio = 2.9) and consumption of honey (odds ratio = 9.8) were associated with disease, but only 11 case patients (16%) had eaten honey. Decreased frequency of bowel movement (less than one per day for at least 2 months) was also associated with disease in infants 2 months of age and older (odds ratio = 5.2). Risk factors changed with the age of the patient at disease onset when analyzed by multivariate logistic regression methods. For infants less than 2 months old, living in a rural area or on a farm was the only significant risk factor (odds ratio = 6.4). For infants 2 months of age and older, breast-feeding (odds ratio = 3.8), less than one bowel movement per day for at least 2 months (odds ratio = 2.9), and ingestion of corn syrup (odds ratio = 5.2) were associated with disease. The severity of the disease was similar for breast- and bottle-fed infants. Clearly defined food exposures account for a minority of infant botulism cases. Preexisting host factors, such as intestinal flora and frequency of bowel movements, may be the most important risk factors for development of disease.
|Clearly defined food exposures account for a minority of infant botulism cases. Preexisting host factors, such as intestinal flora and frequency of bowel movements, may be the most important risk factors for development of disease.|
Originally Posted by alegna
Oh my .... I'm afraid to ask why you need to know.... aarggg. Angela
|Something was said about *A* having green poop and diaper rash while *L* was standing there. *L* replied the poop was probably from the “karo syrup” in which *L* had been giving her. *C* and *C* immediately looked at one another in total shock. As *L* said this *C* stated to *L*, “You have given my baby karo syrup? You do not give babies karo syrup, Karo Syrup can cause botulism in babies, just as honey.” *L* replied with “thats what the doctor siad to give her for constipation.” *C*replied to this by saying “ Well that doctor is not very well informed, and had you done any research before just putting anything into a babies body, you would learned also that karo syrup can cause botulism. I do not want
*A* having any karo syrup at any time, I do not care if the doctor said to give it to her or not. *A* is not to be given karo Syrp.” *L* walked away.