Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV seroprevalence in critically ill emergency medicine department patients in a tertiary inner city hospital in Istanbul, Turkey


Ozturk T. C. , Guneysel O., Tali A., Yildirim S. E. , Onur O. E. , Yaylaci S.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.30, no.4, pp.703-707, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.304.4975
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.703-707
  • Keywords: Critically ill, Emergency department, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, HUMAN-IMMUNODEFICIENCY-VIRUS, HEALTH-CARE WORKERS, NEEDLESTICK INJURIES, BLOOD-DONORS, INFECTIONS, PREVALENCE, RISK

Abstract

Objective: Emergency medicine staff is working at risk of blood-borne infections during their daily practice every time. The risk of transmission is higher when dealing with critically ill patients. Our objective was to find out the prevalence of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, in critically ill red-coded emergency department patients.