Hepatitis B Miniepidemic in a Peritoneal Dialysis Unit

David Spector

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Abstract

Two staff nurses in a peritoneal dialysis unit developed type B viral hepatitis while caring for a patient with persistent Hb Ag antigenemia. Peritoneal dialysis fluid from the patient contained surface Hb Ag antigen and was the probable mediator of the viral transfer. Hb Ag testing should be routine in peritoneal dialysis programs, and special precautions should be taken with dialysate of patients afflicted with hepatitis and/or Hb Ag antigenemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1030-1031
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of internal medicine
Volume137
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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