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.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
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)