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Can Hepatitis-C Be Contracted Through Skin Coming In Contact With Blood On Needle?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Aug 2016
Question: Blood from a fresh needle touch my skin. My tech was taken blood with butterfly needle from a 83 yrs. Old hep. C patient. I felt the needle. Cannot find site. No blood. When to er. Patient is his neg. Hep b. Neg. No blood. 3 hours later saw a little red site. Still no blood in my arm. What are my chances of getting hep. C
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Ivan Romich (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No chances

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

Considering your description,there is no risk of hepatitis contracting since deep dermal injection is required for hepatitis transmission.

Wish you good health.
Regards
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Can Hepatitis-C Be Contracted Through Skin Coming In Contact With Blood On Needle?

Brief Answer: No chances Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome to HCM. Considering your description,there is no risk of hepatitis contracting since deep dermal injection is required for hepatitis transmission. Wish you good health. Regards