J Hosp Infect 2020 Jan 10;104(1):92-110. Epub 2019 Aug 10.
Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; ESCMID Study Group on Nosocomial Infections.
Several guidelines recommend specific treatments for endoscopes, procedures of quarantine for endoscopes, or additional treatments for the endoscope washer disinfector (EWD) in suspected or confirmed cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) or variant CJD (vCJD) but vary in many details. This study therefore reviewed guidelines on reprocessing flexible endoscopes after use in patients with suspected or confirmed prion disease. In addition, a literature search was performed in Medline on prion, CJD, vCJD, chemical inactivation, transmission healthcare, epidemiology healthcare, concentration tissue human and endoscope. Read More