Endoscopic transmission of hepatitis B virus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cross Infection
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hepatitis B

abstract

  • Although transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has long been recognised as a potential hazard of gastrointestinal endoscopy, there has been little evidence of direct patient-to-patient cross-infection after such procedures. We wish to report a case of type B viral hepatitis almost certainly acquired at endoscopy from an instrument sterilised in the conventional manner, but which had been used on the previous day on a patient with bleeding oesophageal varices who was incubating type B viral hepatitis.

publication date

  • March 24, 1983

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1420173

PubMed ID

  • 6852628

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 171

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 24

number

  • 2