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Hep C And Scalp Scabs

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from a nurse.....

Dr.Dieterich,Last nite I was with a friend who asked me to look at a rash on her back...there were several areas of fresh scab formation and I did touch them. Then she informs me that she is Hepc + My question is I do not think I had fresh blood on...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If you are a nurse, you should get tested annually anyway. What you describe is basically a non-risk behavior. When you get tested, I would usually check your hepatitis A, B and C antibodies and vaccinate you for A and B if you are negative. Stay... Read more »

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