HTLV-III/LAV seroconversion following a deep intramuscular needlestick injury.

  title={HTLV-III/LAV seroconversion following a deep intramuscular needlestick injury.},
  author={Stricof Rl and Morse Dl},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  • Stricof Rl, Morse Dl
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • The authors report a case of human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV) seroconversion after an occupational injury. The subject a female health care worker in the US received a deep intramuscular needlestick injury with a large-bore unit that was visibly contaminated with blood from a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). 14 days after injury fever chills myalgias and arthralgias developed. Examination revealed an enlarged right… CONTINUE READING
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