|Document ID (ISN)||69968|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0196-6553 - American Journal of Infection Control
|Convention or series no.
||Puro V., Petrosillo N., Ippolito G.
||Risk of hepatitis C seroconversion after occupational exposures in health care workers
||Oct. 1995, Vol.23, No.5, p.273-277. 24 ref.
||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.
||infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; health care personnel; hospitals; immunodeficiency syndrome
||Italy; serological reactions; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)