Abstract: Botulism is an acute, flaccid paralytic illness caused by the
neurotoxin produced by Clostridium species. Three forms of botulism are known;
infant botulism, food borne, and wound botulism. We report an 11-year-old boy
with food borne botulism diagnosed on electromyography. Although his clinical
findings improved in 10 days, his symptoms recurred, showing a biphasic course.
After 3 weeks, he was symptom free. His electromyography findings were also
normal on the 3rd week. After 3 weeks, he was discharged without clinical