Re: CJD Question.

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We won't perform fresh frozen sectioning on any material which is believed to 
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 have 
trouble justifying the procedure in front of a Court.

Hope this helps

Glyn Woodward
City Hospital, Birmingham UK

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