Jan 1, 2007
A few weeks ago my friend got into a fight and was bitten by someone who I'm worried has Hepatitis. The skin was broken and he was bleeding. Can he contract the disease? Thank you
Response from Dr. McGovern
It is conceivable that this could happen and I would pursue testing although this is low risk exposure.
I would be more concerned about infection from regular bacteria of the mouth causing a localized infection in the skin.
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