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Is it dangerous to have German measles during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous to have German measles during pregnancy?

Infection: Maternal infection with german measles during pregnancy can produce a baby that is deaf, blind, brain injured with multiple failing organs by the time of delivery. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My mom had german measles in the 1st trimester of her pregnancy in me. Is their a possibility that i could get heart diseases from it?

My mom had german measles in the 1st trimester of her pregnancy in me. Is their a possibility that i could get heart diseases from it?

Yes: The more common results of rubella during first trimester include sensorineural deafness (58%), eye abnormalities—especially retinopathy, cataract and microphthalmia (43%) and congenital heart disease—especially patent ductus arteriosus (50% of patients). ...Read more

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My rubella Igg came out positive and im 19weeks pregnant. Is this mean that i had measles in my first 3weeks of pregnancy? My igm is non reactive.

My rubella Igg came out positive and im 19weeks pregnant. Is this mean that i had measles in my first 3weeks of pregnancy? My igm is non reactive.

Unlikely: The IgM will eventually drop off a month or two after primary infection so absence at 19 weeks doesn't tell you much about early pregnancy. Unless you were ill with rubella during that period I would not expect it.This pair of tests are often done in pregnancy and your results is what they expect from someone who received the vaccine as a kid or had the disease before pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get chicken pox or measles during pregnancy?

Is it possible to get chicken pox or measles during pregnancy?

Confusing question: If you have been immunized or had prior infections with these agents, it is unlikely you would become infected during pregnancy. However, if not immune, pregnant women can and do become infected with either or both. The vaccines for both are not recommended during pregnancy, although many who have received them without knowing of their pregnancy turned out fine. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing intense heat during german measles. What should I do?

Fever and viral illn: First, your should substantially increase your fluid intake. The fever can usually be controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) goes on every 4 hours and Motrin on every 6 hours; t. ...Read more

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What to do if I have intense heat during german measles. What should I do?

Intense heat: What do you mean by intense heat? With german measles your run a fever which could be causing intense heat. Please resubmit your question if you still are wondering about intense heat. ...Read more

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Could measles in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Could measles in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Measles in pregnancy: If a pregnant woman has measles it depends on the trimester what effects it will have on the fetus. It can cause brain anomalies as well. You OB should be the one counselling you on this, and the ultra sound of the fetus tells a lot about such problems. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of measles in pregnancy?

What is the gold standard for laboratory confirmation of measles in pregnancy?

Immune status: Ordering measles antibodies through blood testing will determine if you have had measles. The IgM titer will reveal a recent infection; the IgG titer will reveal past infection and immunity. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is german measles?

Rubella: Rubella is the virus causing the "german" measles, sometimes called the "three day" measles. It can cause serious problems for an unborn baby (congenital rubella syndrome) if mom contracts this virus in the first half of the pregnancy. Other than in pregnancy, severe or serious complications are uncommon with rubella. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of german measles in baby?

Rubella: Rubella is also known as german measles. Child can have fever, rash, irritability, decreased appetite, lymph node enlargement, etc. Any rash with fever in a child should be evaluated by the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...Read more