Absence of transmission of hepatitis B by fibreoptic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Absence of transmission of hepatitis B by fibreoptic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy A prospective survey on all patients undergoing fibreoptic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy during a 3 month period was conducted to determine the risk of transmission of hepatitis B. Four hundred and sixty‐eight patients underwent 637 endoscopy examinations in 47 endoscopy sessions. Of these, 15% were positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), 58.9% anti‐HBs/anti‐HBc‐positive and 26.1% negative for hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers on entry into the study. One hundred and eleven patients with no HBV markers underwent endoscopy during the same sessions as 69 HBsAg‐positive patients. Forty of these patients were endoscoped subsequent to HBeAg‐positive patients on at least one occasion. None of the HBV‐negative patients seroconverted to HBsAg or anti‐HBs/anti‐HBc at the end of 6 months. It was demonstrated that with a standard cleaning procedure there was no evidence of endoscopic transmission of HBV infection even in an endemic area. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Wiley

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/absence-of-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-by-fibreoptic-upper-LsyqoIrzy3
Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1987 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0815-9319
eISSN
1440-1746
DOI
10.1111/j.1440-1746.1987.tb01616.x
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

A prospective survey on all patients undergoing fibreoptic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy during a 3 month period was conducted to determine the risk of transmission of hepatitis B. Four hundred and sixty‐eight patients underwent 637 endoscopy examinations in 47 endoscopy sessions. Of these, 15% were positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), 58.9% anti‐HBs/anti‐HBc‐positive and 26.1% negative for hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers on entry into the study. One hundred and eleven patients with no HBV markers underwent endoscopy during the same sessions as 69 HBsAg‐positive patients. Forty of these patients were endoscoped subsequent to HBeAg‐positive patients on at least one occasion. None of the HBV‐negative patients seroconverted to HBsAg or anti‐HBs/anti‐HBc at the end of 6 months. It was demonstrated that with a standard cleaning procedure there was no evidence of endoscopic transmission of HBV infection even in an endemic area.

Journal

Journal of Gastroenterology and HepatologyWiley

Published: Apr 1, 1987

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off