Type

Journal Article

Authors

Peter J Conlon
Lelia M Thornton
Sharon Dwyer
Veronica M Francis
Margaret P Duffy
Jeff A Connell
Frank E Murray
John A O'Regan
Michelle M O'Shaughnessy

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
national policy implications therapy hepatitis c virus hcv hepatitis c virus genotype control policy infection control

Re-infection following sustained virological response with a different hepatitis C virus genotype: implications for infection control policy. (2012)

Abstract We report the case of a 45-year-old haemodialysis patient who achieved a sustained virological response (SVR) following pegylated interferon therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 2 infection. He was subsequently cohorted with other HCV-infected dialysis patients and became re-infected with HCV genotype 3a. Epidemiological and molecular investigations identified a highly viraemic HCV genotype 3a-infected dialysis patient as the likely source of this infection. This critical incident informed a revision to local and national infection control policy regarding the dialysis management of patients who achieve an SVR following anti-viral treatment.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Peter J Conlon, Lelia M Thornton, Sharon Dwyer, Veronica M Francis, Margaret P Duffy, Jeff A Connell, Frank E Murray, John A O'Regan, Michelle M O'Shaughnessy

Experts in our system

1
Peter J Conlon
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 17
 
2
Lelia M Thornton
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 6
 
3
Jeff Connell
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 29
 
4
F E Murray
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland