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Document ID (ISN)69969
CIS number 97-1703
ISSN - Serial title 0196-6553 - American Journal of Infection Control
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petrosillo N., et al.
Title The risks of occupational exposure and infection by human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus in the dialysis setting
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.23, No.5, p.278-285. 43 ref.
Abstract A survey of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection was carried out among 1002 patients in nine dialysis units. A subsequent 1-year surveillance study of percutaneous injuries and skin and mucous membrane contaminations was carried out among 527 health care workers in the same units. The risk of acquiring infection was calculated to be 4000 and 8000 times lower for HIV than for hepatitis B and C, respectively. Compliance with universal precautions and improvements in the design of needles and dialysis equipment are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; dialysis; hospitals; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; epidemiologic study; infection control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)