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Rubella Symptoms In Adults
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
Think mild: If you are a developing fetus and share your mothers first time exposure/infection,it is deadly.If you don't die/abort,it can leave you blind/deaf/with organ and brain damage at birth. If you are a toddler through adulthood,think mild problem. The lifelong issue with rubella would be from fetal exposure/disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: More than 10 international units per milliliter (IU/mL) IgG antibodies usually means that you are immune. However, the number can vary slightly from lab to lab, so you should check the lab's reference range if you are concerned. ...Read more
Male or female: Rubella is a minor illness to most except when it comes to a pregnant mom who has it during that pregnancy. Rubella can cause major fetal injury & birth defects, so ob's routinely screen women in their childbearing years so repeat rubella can be given if her titers are low. I've never heard of it being offered to adult males. ...Read more
Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where
it’s prevalent. Do i need some sort of booster, or am i still immune?
Maybe: Vaccines produce long term immunity to many viral illnesses but some like the rubella, may not hold at a protective level. The MMR which is the main rubella vaccine in the US since the late 70's, did not get a childhood booster dose routinely until the 90's, after clusters of cases on college campuses.Now OB's routinely check rubella antibodies on women to make sure their level is okay.Get a test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can any doc tell me what's normal level of rubella IgG for an older adult who had it in childhood?
Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms ?
Can you get infected with rubella 2 years after being vaccinated against it ? Is it possible to carry the rubella virus without showing any symptoms ?
Unlikely: Is is possible? Anything is possible but really unlikely. If you did not develop immunity from the vaccine it is possible - were your titers checked after being vaccinated? ...Read more
My rubella IgM >400 and IgG negative 0.13. But i didn't have any symptom. Is it a problem to get vaccinated again since im planning pregnancy.
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