Nail scissors and fingernails as reservoirs of hepatitis B virus DNA: Role of nail scissors in household transmission of hepatitis B virus.

Koroglu M. , Demiray T., ÖZBEK A., GÜÇLÜ E., Karabay O., ALTINDİŞ M., ...Daha Fazla

American journal of infection control, cilt.46, ss.793-797, 2018 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.12.009
  • Dergi Adı: American journal of infection control
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.793-797


Background: No study in the current literature has scientifically clarified the transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) via personal hygiene tools. We determined risk of household transmission of HBV via nail scissors. Moreover, we assessed whether nails from HBV-infected people contained HBV, and evaluated correlations of HBV DNA levels of serum, nail specimens, and nail scissors.