|Document ID (ISN)||69969|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0196-6553 - American Journal of Infection Control
|Convention or series no.
||Petrosillo N., et al.
||The risks of occupational exposure and infection by human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus in the dialysis setting
||Oct. 1995, Vol.23, No.5, p.278-285. 43 ref.
||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.
||infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; dialysis; hospitals; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome
||Italy; epidemiologic study; infection control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)