DONALD J. SHERRARD, M.D.
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To the editor: Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in respect to infectious disease are usually considered on a par with the Ten Commandments by infection control committees of many institutions. It was with some distress that I reviewed the recent CDC recommendations for protection against viral hepatitis reprinted in the Annals in September 1985 (1). In particular, their recommendation that patients on hemodialysis be vaccinated for prevention of hepatitis B is not supported by published information. The specific reference they cite (2) is, in fact, the strongest argument against the policy they propose. The authors of this
SHERRARD DJ. Recommendations for Viral Hepatitis. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:132–134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-132_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):132-134.
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