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ID (ISN) del documento22598
Número CIS 75-484
ISSN - Título de la serie 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Año 1974
Número de serie
Autor(es) Taylor J.S., Shmunes E., Holmes A.W.
Título Hepatitis B in plasma fractionation workers.
Información bibliográfica 11 Nov. 1974, Vol.230, No.6, p.850-853. 18 ref.
Resumen Between 1968 and 1971, hepatitis B occurred at a plasma fractionation company in 14 employees who had worked for 18 months or less (9.4% of the workers at risk). Plasma dumping, a manual operation involving handling of incoming plasma (resulting in frequent minor cuts on glass bottles or sharp instruments), a task to which new employees tend to be assigned, appears to entail the greatest risk. Other procedures considered hazardous are manual scraping of fibrinogen from centrifuges, and processing and aerosolisation of plasma fractions (splashing on mucous membranes of face). The degree of contact correlated directly with the prevalence of antibody in the population studied. Prophylactic recommendations cover general hygiene and safety measures. Periodic monitoring of exposed employees is strongly recommended.
Descriptores (primarios) plasma sanguíneo; industria farmacéutica; hepatitis vírica
Descriptores (secundarios) virus; encuesta epidemiológica; reacciones serológicas; microtraumatismos cutáneos; determinación de la actividad enzimática
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Liver diseases
Pharmaceutical industry
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)