Journal Article

A “One-Two Punch” Leading to Hepatitis C Seroconversion

Ellen H. Nagami, Arthur Y. Kim, Christopher E. Birch, Melinda J. Bowen and Barbara H. McGovern

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 3, pages 361-363
Published in print February 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq159
A “One-Two Punch” Leading to Hepatitis C Seroconversion

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We report a case of acute hepatitis C virus infection that occurred after a traumatic altercation among prison inmates. This report has significant implications for infection control policies and procedures in prisons and jails, where the estimated prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection is ∼20 times that of the general population.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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