TITLE

Nosocomial transmission of hepatitis B virus associated with the use of a spring-loaded

AUTHOR(S)
Polish, L.B.; Shapiro, G.N.
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;3/12/92, Vol. 326 Issue 11, p721
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a study of 26 patients, 23 of whom had diabetes, who contacted hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a hospital in California. Retrospective cohort study of the 72 patients with diabetes who had been admitted to the ward from January through December, 1989; Case-control study; Methods; Results; Conclusion; Need for proper use of finger-stick devices and strict adherence to universal precautions to avoid contamination by blood; More.
ACCESSION #
9203302295

 

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