Een patiënt met een bijt- of prikaccident

Translated title of the contribution: Patient with a biting or needlestick injury

Aura Timen*

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Timen A. A patient with a biting or needlestick injury. Huisarts Wet 2013;56(11):578-83. Needlestick injuries cover those situations in which a person is exposed to the blood or another potentially infectious body fluid from a percutaneous wound in another person, such as a bite. The most important transmissible viruses are hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): the likelihood of HBV transmission is by far the greatest. This articles reviews what steps should be taken to prevent infection after a needlestick injury. A good, structured patient history and systematic investigation of the immune status of the source and the affected individual are essential for post-exposure management. If the source is not known, prevalence data for different risk groups are important for risk assessment.

Translated title of the contributionPatient with a biting or needlestick injury
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)578-583
Number of pages6
JournalHuisarts en Wetenschap
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


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