Over 55000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - infections had been reported to the German Federal Health Council as of December 1992.
More than 60% of a total of over 9000 overt AIDS cases has arisen in the five largest urban areas.
Patients with open wounds represent a daily risk of contamination for emergency room personnel.
In addition to surgical treatment and after written informed consent, we conducted HIV-antibody studies on patients with open wounds in the trauma emergency room of the University Hospital Eppendorf over a period of 6 months.
Of 286 patients 220 (77%) consented to the study, and 6 HIV infections were found, corresponding to a prevalence of 2.7%.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Adulte, Homme, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Allemagne, Europe, Plaie, Peau, SAMU, Service hospitalier, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Traumatisme, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Adult, Human, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Germany, Europe, Wound, Skin, Emergency medical care unit, Hospital ward, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Trauma, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0462878
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 10/04/1997.