Maintenance dialysis of patients infected with hepatitis B virus.
CR Lucas, HG Williamson, M Dimitrakakis, ID Gust
Med J Aust | Published : 1981
Haemodialysis of patients who were acutely or chronically infected with hepatitis B virus has been undertaken at Fairfield Hospital for Communicable Diseases for the past 10 years. Over this period, only one staff member has shown serological evidence of infection. The procedures taken to prevent the spread of infection, and the results of an ongoing serological survey of all persons associated with the haemodialysis unit are presented.