Human infection with B virus following a needlestick injury.


Journal Article

A 26-year-old veterinary technician who became infected with B virus at the site of a needlestick injury is described. After the patient was treated with intravenous acyclovir, all cultures became negative for B virus and have remained so during treatment with oral acyclovir. The literature on infections due to B virus in humans is reviewed, and a detailed discussion of the various aspects of this simian herpesvirus is presented.

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Cited Authors

  • Artenstein, AW; Hicks, CB; Goodwin, BS; Hilliard, JK

Published Date

  • March 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 288 - 291

PubMed ID

  • 1645881

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1645881

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-0886

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/clinids/13.2.288


  • eng