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open wound hepatitis
May 13, 2011

I was helping my friends mom put on her socks. I noticed she had some sores on her legs and I have cuts on my hand from falling a few days earlier. I wasn't sure if the sores were bleeding or not since i was just helping her with her socks i didn't notice anything, but I am worried because as I was leaving my friends house she told me her mom has Hepatitis. Could I have Hepatitis now?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Without seeing blood mixing with your blood, I would say no risk.

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contraction from a pin prick

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