Gastrointestinal endoscopy and HBV infection: no evidence for a causal relationship. A prospective controlled study.

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The importance of the different endoscopic procedures in the transmission of hepatitis B was investigated prospectively by following up for 6 months all HBV-negative patients endoscoped from April to October 1981. A group of patients admitted in the same period to our unit constituted the control group. Controls were obtained after 1, 3, and 6 months from… (More)

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@article{Villa1984GastrointestinalEA, title={Gastrointestinal endoscopy and HBV infection: no evidence for a causal relationship. A prospective controlled study.}, author={Erika C. Villa and Claudio Pasquinelli and G. P. Rigo and A. Ferrari and Marcos Vin{\'i}cius Perini and Ilva Ferretti and Mariana Silvia Gandolfo and Lorenza Rubbiani and Alexandra H Antonioli and Tiziana Barchi}, journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy}, year={1984}, volume={30 1}, pages={15-7} }