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Occupational infection risks in interventional radiology

P. Corr
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 3, No 4 | a1563 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v3i4.1563 | © 2018 P. Corr | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 August 2018 | Published: 30 November 1998

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P. Corr,, South Africa

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Abstract

South African radiologists performing interventional and angiographic procedures are at risk of occupational exposure to hepatitis Band C and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Simple precautions reduce this risk substantially. It is important that radiologists and personnel working in the interventional suite are aware of the risk of infection, how to reduce the risk and how to prevent seroconversion after needle stick injuries.

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