Fulminant hepatic failure due to acute hepatitis B and delta co-infection: Probable bloodborne transmission associated with a spring-loaded fingerstick device

L. Mendez, K. R. Reddy, R. A. Di Prima, Lennox J Jeffers, Eugene R Schiff

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Abstract

Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) due to acute hepatitis B and delta co-infection occurred in a 74-yr-old female, who eventually died. There was no clear-cut epidemiology other than probable bloodborne transmission from a contaminated spring-loaded fingerstick device used for glucose determination, in an outpatient facility. This unusual mode of transmission reiterates the importance of using sterile cleansing and disposal procedures anytime there is a possibility of contamination with blood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-897
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume86
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Hepatitis D
Acute Liver Failure
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Fulminant hepatic failure due to acute hepatitis B and delta co-infection : Probable bloodborne transmission associated with a spring-loaded fingerstick device. / Mendez, L.; Reddy, K. R.; Di Prima, R. A.; Jeffers, Lennox J; Schiff, Eugene R.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 86, No. 7, 01.01.1991, p. 895-897.

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