Active immunization against hepatitis B for the staff of a department of cardiac surgery

G. Scalise, C. Urbani, M. Clementi

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All 58 subjects working at a department of cardiac surgery and intensive care unit were screened for HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HBs. Overall positivity for HBV markers was 24% and was found to increase with length of employment in the department. Of the 44 seronegative subjects, 33 consented to receive 5 μg hepatitis B vaccine (Hevac B Pasteur) at 0-time and 1 and 2 months later. At screening of 31 subjects one month after the third dose of the vaccine, 30 showed anti-HBs with a mean titre of 110 MIU/ml (range 60-127). Mild and self-limiting side effects were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-941
Number of pages6
JournalIgiene Moderna
Volume83
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Hepatitis B Vaccines
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Hepatitis B
Thoracic Surgery
Intensive Care Units
Vaccination
Vaccines
Hevac B

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Active immunization against hepatitis B for the staff of a department of cardiac surgery. / Scalise, G.; Urbani, C.; Clementi, M.

In: Igiene Moderna, Vol. 83, No. 6, 1985, p. 936-941.

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