How should healthcare workers with needle-stick injury involving an HCV-infected patient be evaluated and monitored?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Healthcare personnel who sustain a needle-stick injury involving an HCV-infected patient should undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for HCV immediately and then every 2 months for 6 months. If HCV infection is diagnosed, therapy can be instituted.


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