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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 110-115

Hepatitis B virus transmission and reprocessing of endoscopes


Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashok Chacko
Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-9747.76908

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) cross-infection during endoscopy is rare. Most of the reported cases have occurred when the endoscope reprocessing was inadequate. Standard reprocessing of endoscopes and accessories is sufficient to prevent HBV transmission.


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