What is exotoxin

A poison that gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria produce and release into the body that interferes with the functions of other cells.

Botulinum A is a paralytic exotoxin injected into muscles to control dystonias (abnormal sustained muscle contractions) and possibly tremors; these problems may occur in people with Parkinson’s and may do not respond to anti-parkinson’s medications. Under controlled circumstances, exotoxins cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Botulism is an infection that results from botulinum exotoxin found in improperly canned foods, which can cause widespread paralysis that interferes with movement as well as breathing. Other common exotoxins include those that produce infections, including cholera, pertussis (whooping cough), diptheria, and anthrax.