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Author Topic: Accidental nail scratch on finger  (Read 10716 times)

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Offline paolo

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Accidental nail scratch on finger
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:38:57 am »

Yesterday an unknown man accidentally scrachted my thumb with his finger nail.

I felt the scratch on my skin, in the right side of my thumb. However, I had no visible scratches nor blood on my finger after looking at it carefully. I have no reason to believe he had blood on his finger nail.

I have been reading in internet and it seems that I had no risk of hepatitis infection even if this man had hepatitis. However, I would appreciate feedback from you as it would definitely relieve me.

Please lets consider that the man has hepatitis. There are a couple of things that could make me think it, but I don't want to extend this post.

Please help me to clarify if I need to test or if I can forget this.

Thank you, I wish you all the best.

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Accidental nail scratch on finger
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 12:38:39 pm »
I'd forget it.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline willie g

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Re: Accidental nail scratch on finger
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 04:26:48 am »

Offline paolo

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Re: Accidental nail scratch on finger
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 04:31:30 am »
Thank you very much for your answers.


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