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Table 2 Physical examination findings at emergency department presentation

From: Early diagnosis and critical management of wound botulism in the emergency department: a single center experience and literature review

  Frequency (N = 21) Percentage
Generalized weakness 20 95.20%
Difficulty swallowing 15 71.40%
Voice/speech problems 14 66.70%
Respiratory difficulty 12 57.10%
Double vision/diplopia 11 52.40%
Extremity/wound pain 9 42.90%
Shortness of breath 8 38.10%
Fever 7 33.30%
Blurry vision 6 28.60%
Sore throat 5 23.80%
Vomiting or diarrhea 5 23.80%
Dizziness 5 23.80%
  1. Physical examination findings as documented in emergency department charts
  2. *All other responses were either “no” or “not documented” by the physician