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Volume 19, Number 6—June 2013

Iatrogenic Blood-borne Viral Infections in Refugee Children from War and Transition Zones

Paul N. GoldwaterComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; University of Adelaide, Adelaide

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Presumptive iatrogenic BBV infections in refugee children from Uzbekistan, Australia, 2008–2010*

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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