0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Transfusion-Acquired Hepatitis A in a Premature Infant With Secondary Nosocomial Spread in an Intensive Care Nursery

Parvin H. Azimi, MD; Ronald R. Roberto, MD; Jack Guralnik, MD; Timothy Livermore, MD; Silvija Hoag, MD; Shirley Hagens, MA; Nelia Lugo, RN
Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(1):23-27. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140150025024.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

• An outbreak of hepatitis A involving 15 nurses, two premature infants, and the mother of one infant occurred in an intensive care nursery. The infants became infected after receiving blood transfusions from a donor who shortly thereafter experienced symptoms compatible with hepatitis A and was later found to have serologic evidence of acute hepatitis A. Hepatitis was not suspected clinically in the infants but was documented serologically. One of the infants had an ileostomy with liquid intestinal drainage. Her mother and most, if not all, of the nurses acquired hepatitis from this infant. All 15 nurses had contact with this infant, whereas only four nurses had contact with the second infant. The amount of contact nurses had with this infant clearly was related to their risk of infection. Nurses not actually assigned to this infant but who reported some contact had a significantly lower attack rate than those assigned to the infant. Among assigned nurses, those assigned to more than one shift had 4.7 times the risk of acquiring hepatitis than those assigned to one shift only. No specific nursing techniques or personal habits were documented as being significant risk factors in the infected group of nurses.

(AJDC 1986;140:23-27)

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();