Hepatitis C – contamination of toothbrushes: myth or reality?

@article{Lock2006HepatitisC,
  title={Hepatitis C – contamination of toothbrushes: myth or reality?},
  author={Guntram Lock and Margit Dirscherl and Florian Obermeier and Cornelia Maria Gelbmann and Claus Hellerbrand and Antje Kn{\"o}ll and Jürgen Schölmerich and Wolfgang Jilg},
  journal={Journal of Viral Hepatitis},
  year={2006},
  volume={13}
}
Summary.  Chronic hepatitis C patients are advised not to share toothbrushes, razors, nail‐scissors or other personal articles that potentially may have been in contact with blood, with others. This study examines the contamination of toothbrushes in patients with chronic hepatitis C as a model for a possible unconventional way of transmission. In 30 patients with chronic hepatitis C, 2 mL of saliva (before and after toothbrushing) and the toothbrush rinsing water after toothbrushing were… Expand
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