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Appendix 1 - Case Definitions
The following table displays the case definitions for bloodborne diseases notified to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System in 1999. If you are not able to access these data please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Appendix 1b. Case definitions and ICD-10 code for notifiable diseases reported to NNDSS in 1999, bloodborne diseases
Case definition (NHMRC 1994)
|Hepatitis B (incident)||Demonstration of documented seroconversion to HBV||B16|
|Hepatitis B (unspecified)||HBsAg positive
AND either: anti-HBcIgM positive
OR demonstration of a clinical illness consistent with acute viral hepatitis (jaundice, elevated aminotransferases)
|Hepatitis C (incident)||Demonstration of documented seroconversion to hepatitis C||B17.1|
|Hepatitis C (unspecified)||Demonstration of anti-hepatitis C positive or hepatitis C PCR positive
AND a clinical illness consistent with acute viral hepatitis
AND is not an acute case of hepatitis A, B, or D.
|Hepatitis D*||Positive for anti-HDV or HDV Ag or seroconversion or rise in IgG in serum or liver
OR anti-HBc negative
|B17.0, B16.1, B18.0|
|Hepatitis (NEC)||Any other viral hepatitis not classified here||17.8|
All definitions from Surveillance Case Definitions, National Health and Medical Research Council, March 1994, except those marked * which are draft summary definitions from the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (January 2001). Some Australian States and Territories have their own case definitions for some diseases, which may vary from those shown here.
This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 25, No 4, November 2001.
This issue - Vol 25, No 4, November 2001
NNDSS 1999 Annual Report
- Abstract and Authors
- Lists - Tables, Figures, Maps
- Statistical divisions
- 1999 review, Introduction, Methods, Notes
- Other surveillance reports