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

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Abstract

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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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Infektionsmedicin
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)83-85
TidskriftInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Volym29
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2008
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa