RE: CJD Question.

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Part of me wishes I could disagree for the patient.  Pam Marcum

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Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: CJD Question.

We won't perform fresh frozen sectioning on any material which is believed
come from a patient with a 'serious' infection (TB/HIV/CJD/HepB to name but
four) It may be a little 'over the top' but, considering at that least 2
infective agents (HIV, CJD) have no treatment regimens which elicit a cure,
it seems sensible not to perform FS on ?infective/known infective cases at
all. I'm sure that if a a colleague contracted an infection as a result of
performing an FS on a known infective (or ?infective ) specimen we would
trouble justifying the procedure in front of a Court.

Hope this helps

Glyn Woodward
City Hospital, Birmingham UK

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