Acute hepatitis B infection following a community-acquired needlestick injury

J Infect. 2011 Jun;62(6):487-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2011.04.002. Epub 2011 Apr 13.


We report a case of acute Hepatitis B infection occurring 2 months after a community-acquired needlestick injury. The patient had a history of incomplete vaccination and Hepatitis B vaccine booster was delayed. He did not receive immunoglobulin. This is only the second report of Hepatitis B transmission in this setting.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Community-Acquired Infections / diagnosis*
  • Community-Acquired Infections / pathology
  • Hepatitis B / diagnosis*
  • Hepatitis B / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Needlestick Injuries / complications*