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Hepatitis B virus transmission and reprocessing of endoscopes

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Author(s): Dutta Amit | Chacko Ashok

Journal: Hepatitis B Annual
ISSN 0972-9747

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 110;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Endoscope reprocessing | HBV transmission | standard guidelines

ABSTRACT
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) cross-infection during endoscopy is rare. Most of the reported cases have occurred when the endoscope reprocessing was inadequate. Standard reprocessing of endoscopes and accessories is sufficient to prevent HBV transmission.
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