Autopsy risk and acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus infection: A case report and reappraisal

Mahlon Johnson, William Schaffner, James Atkinson, Mark A. Pierce

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Abstract

Autopsy findings have contributed greatly to our understanding of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. To our knowledge, documented autopsy- acquired infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 has not been reported, suggesting autopsy performance is of limited risk. We present a well-documented case of autopsy-acquired human immunodeficiency virus infection in a pathologist who sustained a scalpel wound to the hand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume121
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 5 1997

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Virus Diseases
Autopsy
HIV
HIV-1
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Hand
Wounds and Injuries
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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Autopsy risk and acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus infection : A case report and reappraisal. / Johnson, Mahlon; Schaffner, William; Atkinson, James; Pierce, Mark A.

In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 121, No. 1, 05.04.1997, p. 64-66.

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