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Volume 14, Number 2—February 2008

Dispatch

Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus during Computed Tomography Scanning with Contrast

Helena Pañella*Comments to Author , Cristina Rius*, Joan A. Caylà*, and the Barcelona Hepatitis C Nosocomial Research Working Group 1
Author affiliations: *Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain;

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Table 1

Characteristics of 6 acute hepatitis C infections attributable to computed tomography (CT) scan with contrast*

Characteristic Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4
Hospital/center A A A A B C
Carrier no. 1 1 1 2 3 4
CT scan date/time 2004 Jun 11,
3:00 pm 2004 Jun 11,
3:00 pm 2004 Jun 11,
3:00 pm 2004 Jun 25,
9:05 am 2004 Jun 29,
11:00 am 2004 Aug 9,
5:44 pm
Case-patient no. 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sex F M F F M M
Age, y 47 58 57 55 29 61
CT scan date/time 2004 Jun 11,
3:50 pm 2004 Jun 11,
4:16 pm 2004 Jun 11,
5:17 pm 2004 Jun 25,
9:37 am 2004 Jun 29,
11:29 am 2004 Aug 9,
6:43 pm
Symptom onset 2004 Aug 7 2004 Aug 8 Asymptomatic 2004 Aug 4 2004 Aug 12 2004 Aug 18
Diagnosis 2004 Aug 9 2004 Aug 12 2004 Oct 15 2004 Aug 14 2004 Aug 18 2004 Aug 28
Diagnostic test Seroconversion, anti-HCV, RNA HCV Seroconversion, anti-HCV, RNA HCV Seroconversion, anti-HCV, RNA HCV Anti-HCV, RNA HCV Seroconversion, anti-HCV, RNA HCV Seroconversion, anti-HCV, RNA HCV
Date reported 2004 Aug 20 2004 Aug 20 NA 2004 Aug 20 2004 Nov 22 2004 Nov 5
Genotype 1b, phylogenetic identity with carrier 1 1b, phylogenetic identity with carrier 1 1b, phylogenetic identity with carrier 1 1b, phylogenetic identity with carrier 2 1b, phylogenetic identity with carrier 3 1b, phylogenetic identity with carrier 4

*The 2 hospitals and 1 diagnostic center from which case-patients were identified are designated as A, B, and C. Anti-HCV, antibody to hepatitis C virus; NA, not applicable.

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1Barcelona Hepatitis C Nosocomial Research Working Group: E. Molinero and J.R. Villalbí, Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona; F. Bory, J. Bruguera, X. Castells, J.M. Garcés, C. Iniesta, H. Knobel, T. Pi-Sunyer, R. Solà, and J. Varela, Hospital del Mar, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica; M. Bruguera, A. Feliu, and X. Forns, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona; M. Campins, J.I. Esteban, M. Martell, J. Quer, and J.M. Sánchez, Hospital Vall d’Hebron Institut Català de la Salut, UAB and Ciberehd.

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