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I was helping a person who was having a nosebleed. I was later informed by a friend that this person has Hepatitis, but they did not know which one. I am vaccinated for both A and B, however, the blood did touch my hand where I have a torn cuticle. I washed my hands after helping the person, but should I still be worried about contacting the virus?


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replied November 17th, 2018
Liver Disorders, Hepatitis A,B,C Answer A64606
Firstly, the hepatitis status of the patient with nosebleed should be determined. If blood cam in contact with broken skin then Viral hepatitis profile should be done and repeated at 4 weeks (especially for HBS and HCV via ELISA).


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