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ID (ISN) del documento22599
Número CIS 75-485
ISSN - Título de la serie 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Año 1974
Número de serie
Autor(es) Pattison C.P., Boyer K.M., Maynard J.E., Kelly P.C.
Título Epidemic hepatitis in a clinical laboratory.
Información bibliográfica 11 Nov. 1974, Vol.230, No.6, p.854-857. Illus. 12 ref.
Resumen During a 6-month period an outbreak of hepatitis occurred in 5 employees concerned with blood-specimen control at a hospital clinical laboratory. The laboratory had recently adopted a computerised system for specimen collection and data dispersal, and a significant correlation was found between accidental cuts from computer cards and the development of clinical hepatitis. Because blood is frequently spilt on these computer cards, the authors speculate that the presumed increase in hepatitis and the growing use of computerised requisition systems in hospitals, the occupational hazard to medical, paramedical and dental personnel may increase at an alarming pace.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajos de laboratorio; hospitales; tratamiento de las fichas perforadas; hepatitis vírica
Descriptores (secundarios) virus; contagio; reacciones serológicas; microtraumatismos cutáneos; encuesta epidemiológica
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Office work
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases