Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 17th, 1997
Intranasal cocaine use (NCU) among blood donors is common, and this type of drug use has been associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in this population, although firm scientific proof that intranasal drug use is a route for HCV transmission is lacking.
At issue is whether a question about intranasal recreational drug use should be incorporated routinely into pre-donation screening of blood donors at the risk of losing an unacceptably high number of donors, C. Conry-Cantilena and colleagues at the U.S. National...
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