Jun 26, 2012
I'm a health care worker and last Tuesday a patient with hepatitis C with high viral load scratched my finger with his sharp nail when I was looking for asterixis. I washed my hands and squeezed my finger but no blood comes. Only skin is lifted up but again I saw no blood. Do I need to worry? Do you recommend HCV testing? Antibody or RNA?
Thanks for your attention.
Response from Dr. McGovern
I do not recommend testing. As I tell all health care workers, it is always good to report any exposures of concern to your employee health department. However, I do not consider this a risk .
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