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Successful treatment of a 15 years-old obese adolescent patient with botulinum anti-toxin after gastric Botox and systemic botulism findings: a case report

Tratamiento exitoso de un paciente adolescente obeso de 15 años con antitoxina botulínica posterior a Botox gástrico y hallazgos de botulismo sistémico: reporte de un caso

Muhammed Furkan Yücer, Alper Kaçar, Hüseyin Dağ, Ahmet İrdem

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Obesity is an increasingly common public health problem in children. The main goal in the fight against obesity is to prevent the development of obesity by healthy eating, increasing physical activity and reducing screen time. Patients with obesity should be treated in a multidisciplinary manner in accordance with the guidelines. In children and adolescents, applications such as gastric Botox, which are not included in the guidelines and for which there is insufficient literature information, should be avoided. Obese patients with Botulism side effects should be questioned about this application and Botulism antitoxin should be administered in appropriate cases. In this case report, we present a 15-year-old adolescent girl who developed botulism after gastric Botox administration in another medical institution and was successfully treated with Botulism antitoxin and prostigmine.


Obesity; Gastric botox; Botulism; Botulism anti-toxin


La obesidad es un problema de salud pública cada vez más común en los niños. El objetivo principal en la lucha contra la obesidad es prevenir el desarrollo de la obesidad mediante una alimentación saludable, aumentando la actividad física y reduciendo el tiempo de pantalla. Los pacientes con obesidad deben ser tratados de forma multidisciplinar de acuerdo con las guías. En niños y adolescentes deben evitarse aplicaciones como el botox gástrico, que no están incluidas en las guías y para las que no existe suficiente información bibliográfica. Los pacientes obesos con efectos secundarios del botulismo deben ser interrogados acerca de esta aplicación y la antitoxina del botulismo debe administrarse en los casos apropiados. En este reporte de caso, presentamos a una adolescente de 15 años que desarrolló botulismo luego de la administración de botox gástrico en otra institución médica y fue tratada exitosamente con antitoxina botulínica y prostigmina.

Palabras clave

Obesidad; Botox gástrico; Botulismo; Antitoxina botulínica


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