ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)21662
CIS number 74-1702
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grandbesançon Y.
Title Virus hepatitis B: an occupational disease - Epidemiological and prophylactic study in haemodialysis centres
Original title Hépatite virale B: maladie professionnelle - Etude épidémiologique et prophylactique dans les centres d'hémodialyse. [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Paris VI, Faculté de médecine Pitié - Salpêtrière, Paris, France, 1974. 42p. 27 ref.
Abstract The first part of this MD thesis is devoted to background information on virus hepatitis as an occupational disease, and to the following aspects: frequency of virus hepatitis B among the staff of haemodialysis units, role of the Australia antigen, modes of transmission. The second part is devoted to medico-social problems: French legislation, absence from work, course of the disease and treatment. Prophylaxis is discussed in one chapter: general hygiene (organisation of working conditions, staff training), preventive measures to cope with antigen-carrying patients and immunisation. Prevention by means of specific immunoglobulins has gone beyond the experimental stage and the manufacture of a vaccine against hepatitis B is at present being studied.
Descriptors (primary) hospitals; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; compensation of occupational diseases; France; Australia antigen; contagion; thesis; serological reactions; length of exposure; statistical evaluation; medical prevention; medical treatment; frequency rates; health engineering
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)