April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA81
Academic Journal
The risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from patients to surgeons is related to the prevalence of HCV in the surgical patient population. As HCV related cirrhosis is the commonest indication for liver transplantation in Europe and North America, liver transplant surgeons would be expected to be at particular risk. The prevalence of HCV infection in liver transplant surgeons is unknown. Aims of this study are to estimate the prevalence of HCV infection in liver transplant surgeons offending the 9th Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society in Barcelona, Spain, in June 2003 using unlinked anonymous testing for HCV.


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