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Document ID (ISN)69968
CIS number 97-1702
ISSN - Serial title 0196-6553 - American Journal of Infection Control
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Puro V., Petrosillo N., Ippolito G.
Title Risk of hepatitis C seroconversion after occupational exposures in health care workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.23, No.5, p.273-277. 24 ref.
Abstract The incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion was studied in health care workers who reported an occupational exposure to blood or other body materials from patients known to be seropositive for HCV. During a two-year period 646 exposure incidents were studied. Four HCV seroconversion were observed after hollow-bore needlestick injuries; no seroconversions occurred after other routes of exposure. Blood-filled needlesticks and patient coinfection with human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) was associated with a higher risk of seroconversion.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; serological reactions; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)