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HCV transmission and vesicle in finger
Jun 29, 2011

I have touched fresh blood from hepatitis c patient.I thinked my skin was intack.but after that, I realize that was some vesicles in my finger.I wash my hand with alcohol and soap,and I don't feel any pain.Are there some risk of hcv transmission? And are there any relation between vesicle in my hand and hepatitis c? Because my 2 years old child was touch my shoes and he have the same vesicle with me.Do you recommend testing for hcv infection?thanks

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would not consider this a risk.

Also if you and your child both have vesicles on the hands, this may be related to an enterovirus infection, which can cause hand-foot-mouth disease. This virus can cause vesicles in these different locations and the vesicles simply disappear over a short period of time. Nothing of concern...just a common viral illness seen in children. Certainly not a cause of concern for HCV.

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