Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013
CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis
Iatrogenic Blood-borne Viral Infections in Refugee Children from War and Transition Zones
|Case-patient||BBV Infection||Age, y/sex||Risk factor||Year of diagnosis||Maternal serostatus||Sibling serostatus|
|1||HIV/HBV||8/F||Blood transfusion, plasma transfusion||2010||Anti-HIV–, HBsAg+||Seronegative (2 sibs)|
|2†||HIV||9/M||Possible exposure to nonsterile injections||2010||Anti-HIV–||Anti-HBs+, anti-HCV+|
|3†||HCV||5/M||Possible exposure tononsterile injections||2010||Anti-HCV–||Anti-HIV+, anti-HCV–|
|4||HCV/HIV||6/M||Blood transfusion; IV; possible exposure to nonsterile injections||2008; 2012, respectively||Anti-HCV–, anti-HIV–||Anti-HCV–, anti-HIV– (1 sib)|
*BBV, blood-borne virus; HBV, hepatitis B virus; HBsAg, hepatitis B surface antigen; +, positive; –, negative; HCV, hepatitis C virus; IV, intravenous.
†Case-patients 2 and 3 are siblings.
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