A Most Unfortunate Needlestick Injury: Why the doctor paid a taxi for the nurseBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7077.0h (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:h
- Michael A Van Agtmael
- Michael A Van Agtmael is an internist in the department of infectious diseases, tropical medicine and AIDS of the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A few months ago when I was inserting an intravenous catheter into the cubital vein of a patient with malaria I accidentally stung the assisting nurse in the back of her hand with the needle that was withdrawn from the catheter. As the nurse had an adequate hepatitis B vaccination titre I advised her to contact me only if she developed fever. Eighteen days later she called and said that she had flu. I asked her to come to the …
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