Any type of injection, by renal dialysis, by drug addiction, or by intimate contact
with carriers. (para 4-11)
Male homosexuals, prostitutes, general surgeons, clinical laboratory workers, oral
surgeons, nurses, and respiratory therapists. (para 4-11)
Sufficient fluids, good nutrition, and bed rest.
Educate drug addicts to the dangers of unsterilized syringes and needles.
Avoiding the use of unnecessary blood and blood products by physicians.
Autoclaving all surgical instruments meticulously before reuse.
Administering the hepatitis B vaccine that is now being tested. (para 4-15)
Carbon tetrachloride, insecticides, industrial solvents, various metallic compounds
(arsenic, gold, mercury, iron), iproniazid (and other hydrazine drugs), or halothane
anesthetics. (para 4-17a)
To remove the patient from further exposure to the offending substance.
A sudden appearance of fever, jaundice, ascites, and edema, vascular "spiders",
bleeding phenomena, increased white blood count and severe disruption of liver
functions. (para 4-18c)
End of Lesson 4