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Acute hepatitis B infection following a community-acquired needlestick injury

Res, Sonia; Bowden, Francis

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We report a case of acute Hepatitis B infection occurring 2 months after a community-acquired needlestick injury. The patient had a history of incomplete vaccination and Hepatitis B vaccine booster was delayed. He did not receive immunoglobulin. This is only the second report of Hepatitis B transmission in this setting.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69445
Source: Journal of Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2011.04.002

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