Chickenpox ARDS in a health care worker following occupational exposure.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209174
Title:
Chickenpox ARDS in a health care worker following occupational exposure.
Authors:
Knaggs, A; Gallagher, J; Shorten, G D
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cork University Hospital, , Wilton, Ireland.
Citation:
Occup Med (Lond). 1998 May;48(4):261-2.
Journal:
Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209174
PubMed ID:
9800425
Abstract:
A case is described of chickenpox acute respiratory distress syndrome in an ambulance driver after the inter-hospital transfer of a patient known to have chickenpox pneumonia. Following this exposure, he neither avoided patient contact nor received varicella zoster immune globulin. He subsequently required 13 days of ventilatory support before making a full recovery. The case described supports the contention that health care workers should be screened by serology for immunity to chickenpox before patient contact occurs, with subsequent vaccination of those who are non-immune, when the vaccine becomes available.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Chickenpox/*transmission; *Emergency Medical Technicians; Humans; Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional; Male; Occupational Diseases/*virology; Occupational Exposure/*adverse effects; Patient Transfer; Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult/*virology
ISSN:
0962-7480 (Print); 0962-7480 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKnaggs, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShorten, G Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:14:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:14:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:14:13Z-
dc.identifier.citationOccup Med (Lond). 1998 May;48(4):261-2.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0962-7480 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0962-7480 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid9800425en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209174-
dc.description.abstractA case is described of chickenpox acute respiratory distress syndrome in an ambulance driver after the inter-hospital transfer of a patient known to have chickenpox pneumonia. Following this exposure, he neither avoided patient contact nor received varicella zoster immune globulin. He subsequently required 13 days of ventilatory support before making a full recovery. The case described supports the contention that health care workers should be screened by serology for immunity to chickenpox before patient contact occurs, with subsequent vaccination of those who are non-immune, when the vaccine becomes available.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshChickenpox/*transmissionen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Emergency Medical Techniciansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professionalen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshOccupational Diseases/*virologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposure/*adverse effectsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Transferen_GB
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult/*virologyen_GB
dc.titleChickenpox ARDS in a health care worker following occupational exposure.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cork University Hospital, , Wilton, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalOccupational medicine (Oxford, England)en_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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