Prospective study of nosocomial transmission of hepatitis C in a Swedish gastroenterology unit .

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A prospective study of incident hepatitis C in 515 gastroenterology patients was conducted by follow-up sampling at 3-6 months after admission to the gastroenterology unit to test for antibodies to hepatitis C virus and for hepatitis C virus RNA. Universal precautions were implemented, and the use of multidose vials had been banned in this unit. Despite 5,964 exposure-days for several risk factors associated with nosocomial hepatitis C virus transmission, no incident case of hepatitis C occurred.

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  • Infectious Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Clinical Microbiology, Malmö (013011000), Emergency medicine/Medicine/Surgery (013240200), Chronic Inflammatory and Degenerative Diseases Research Unit (013242530), Gastroenterology (013240600)