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What is congenital rubella syndrome? What causes it?

What is congenital rubella syndrome? What causes it?

Congenital Rubella: Syndrome occurs when a woman contracts Rubella (German measles) during pregnancy and it is passed on to the fetus, leading to certain eye, heart, hearing or neurologic abnormalities after birth and lung, growth, bone, liver, skin and blood abnormalities in utero. It is important that any woman of child bearing age make sure they are immune and if not, get vaccinated to prevent this syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...Read more


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How do I know if my baby has congenital rubella syndrome?

How do I know if my baby has congenital rubella syndrome?

Test/exam: There are blood tests available that can confirm or exclude a recent infection by rubella in a baby. Infection during pregnancy can result in abortion or recognizable physical changes evident on newborn exam.If you are concerned,discuss the issue with your doc. ...Read more

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What can be the dangers congenital cataracts following german measles in the mother?

What can be the dangers congenital cataracts following german measles in the mother?

Congenital Cataract: Congenital Cataract (eye's lens has white color change) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery will give 20/20. 1st get good refraction/glasses. If VA worse than 20/40 & not due to lazy eye: surgery may improve vision. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What does rubella reactive means?

What does rubella reactive means?

Immunity: It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific treatment. ...Read more

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What does a postive result for rubella mean?

What does a postive result for rubella mean?

You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more

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Is rubella IgG of 173.99 good or bad?

Is rubella IgG of 173.99 good or bad?

Good: It means your MMR vaccine is protecting you adaquatly against getting rubella. It's good to have high protective rubella igg antibodies. ...Read more

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How can you contract teratogen rubella?

Infection when Pregn: A woman who has rubella during pregnancy is at risk of miscarriage, fetal organ damage, blindness, deafness, heart defects etc. As a teratogenic effect of the infection on the fetus.Failure to get the vaccine in childhood or prior to pregnancy sets the stage for this disaster. With some people avoiding vaccines we are seeing more cases emerge in the general population. Risks are now higher. ...Read more

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How does one describe the teratogen rubella?

How does one describe the teratogen rubella?

Potentially severe.: Microcephaly, seizures, cataracts, deafness, and delays in neurodevelopmental milestones can be seen with fetal rubella infection. In general, the earlier the infection the more rare and severe if is. The later, the more mild and common the fetal infection. ...Read more

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My test of rubella ab IgG was possitive, is that bad?

No: It just means that you cannot get rubella again. You either had the shot or had the disease in the past. Sometimes people get the disease and there are very few symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more