U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can variant cjd through blood be transmitted through a cut on the finger?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Very, very unlikey: Variant cjd has been transmitted by transfusion but this is very rare. If you both cut your fingers and mixed blood, you can transmit hepatitis b, possibly c, but probably not cjd.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 20, 2012


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.