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Prevalence of risk factors of prion-related disease according to the French circular 138 (DGS/DH/5C/DHOS/E2/2001/138) among patients referred for gastrointestinal endoscopy

Prevalence of risk factors of prion-related disease according to the French circular 138 (DGS/DH/5C/DHOS/E2/2001/138) among patients referred for gastrointestinal endoscopy

Gastroenterologie Clinique et Biologique 29(6-7): 664-666

Aim of the study - To assess the prevalence of risk factors of prion-related disease transmission in a gastrointestinal endoscopy unit.Methods - Clinical evaluation of the risk of transmission of prion-related diseases using the criteria defined by the French circular 138 in patients referred for digestive endoscopy without anesthesia.Results - 10 17 patients were included in this study. According to circular 138, 7 patients (0.68%) were at high risk of transmitting prion-related disease.

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PMID: 16142000

DOI: 10.1016/s0399-8320(05)82154-2

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