Nosocomial transmission of hepatitis B virus associated with endomyocardial biopsy.

@article{Rosenheim2006NosocomialTO,
  title={Nosocomial transmission of hepatitis B virus associated with endomyocardial biopsy.},
  author={Michel Rosenheim and J. Cadranel and Lieven Stuyver and Richard Dorent and Franck Golliot and Pascal Astagneau and Vincent Di Martino and Annick Delcourt and Iradj Gandjbakhch and Jean-Marie Huraux and Françoise Lunel},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={
          1274-80
        }
}
OBJECTIVES A high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B has been previously reported in heart transplant recipients in our center. Nosocomial transmission of hepatitis B has been therefore suggested. The aim of the present study was to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis B infection in heart transplant recipients and to to look for nosocomial acquisition of hepatitis B in these patients. METHODS In a retrospective case-control study, review of transvenous endomyocardial biopsy (TEB) procedure… CONTINUE READING