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Prospective study of nosocomial transmission of hepatitis C in a Swedish gastroenterology unit .

Verbaan, Hans LU ; Molnegren, Vilma; Pentmo, Inez; Rubin, Lena LU and Widell, Anders LU (2008) In Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 29(1). p.83-85
Abstract
A prospective study of incident hepatitis C in 515 gastroenterology patients was conducted by follow-up sampling at 3-6 months after admission to the gastroenterology unit to test for antibodies to hepatitis C virus and for hepatitis C virus RNA. Universal precautions were implemented, and the use of multidose vials had been banned in this unit. Despite 5,964 exposure-days for several risk factors associated with nosocomial hepatitis C virus transmission, no incident case of hepatitis C occurred.
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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29
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83 - 85
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University of Chicago Press
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  • PMID:18171195
  • WOS:000252174900016
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0899-823X
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10.1086/524340
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English
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