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Birnie, G. G.,Quigley, E. M.,Clements, G. B.,Follet, E. A.,Watkinson, G.;
1983
February
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Endoscopic transmission of hepatitis B virus. Gut
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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.
0017-5749 (Print) 0017-57
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