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dc.contributor.authorKnaggs, A
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, J
dc.contributor.authorShorten, G D
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.
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
html.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.


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