Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hemodialysis unit and Hepatitis C

Three children have contracted hepatitis C virus infection in a public hospital in Barcelona. All three children were receiving treatment in the hemodialysis unit. Sadly, a failure in the hygiene protocol resulted in contact with contaminated material, although the exact cause leading to the chain of infection has not been determined. Officials believe it is unlikely parents will file a complaint against the hospital for alleged malpractice because the possibility of infection is acknowledged when parents sign the informed consent. This is an incredibly interesting case about infections acquired during hospital stays. Read more here:,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1000,40394


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