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Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)

Also known as Botulinum A Toxin, Botulinum Toxin A, Evabotulinumtoxina, Abobotulinumtoxina, Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A, Btx-A, Incobotulinumtoxina, Dysport, Botox, and Botox Cosmetic

Botulism (Latin, botulus, "sausage") is, in humans, a rare but sometimes fatal paralytic illness. Foodborne botulism is an intoxication caused by consuming food contaminated with the botulinum toxin; it is not passed on from person to person when the skin is intact. Infant botulism is a toxico-infection where the gastro-intestinal tract is colonized by spores prior to the protective intestinal bacterial flora having developed and wound botulism is found most often among substance abusers when spores enter a wound under the skin, and, in the absence of oxygen are activated and release toxin.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed botulinum toxin type a to treat atrophic skin condition, cerebral palsy, wrinkles on skin, and torticollis.

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