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Author Topic: Skin abrasion on finger came into contact with blood  (Read 880 times)

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Offline jimmykomo

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Skin abrasion on finger came into contact with blood
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:13:06 pm »
I was helping out during an accident and had my hands covered in blood. But before I was able to wash my hands I scraped the back of my middle finger (on the joint closest to fingernail) against the blood-stained concrete. The abrasion was pinkish/raw but I don't believe it was bleeding.

I understand the chances of the injured person having Hep C is quite low, but assuming that they were positive, how much at risk am I?
« Last Edit: April 24, 2018, 02:14:59 pm by jimmykomo »

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Skin abrasion on finger came into contact with blood
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 02:20:40 pm »
Hep c infected blood must enter your blood stream. My best guess as a layperson and not having been with you at the time to see your scrape if you did open your skin to the point of bleeding there may be a small theoretical risk. I doubt you are infected but for peace of mind you could have a hep c antibody test at 12 weeks post this event. Then you will know for sure if you need any further testing and treatment.

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