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Is my child at risk if I am positive for rubella IgG and IgM tests are positive?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Igm indicates a recent infection whereas IgG indicates past infection or immunity.
When both are positive that means the infection is recent so there is some risk of intrauterine infection and the pregnancy should be monitored closely. It is important to make sure your MMR vaccine booster is up to date before pregnancy to avoid this situation.

In brief: Yes

Igm indicates a recent infection whereas IgG indicates past infection or immunity.
When both are positive that means the infection is recent so there is some risk of intrauterine infection and the pregnancy should be monitored closely. It is important to make sure your MMR vaccine booster is up to date before pregnancy to avoid this situation.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. PREM Menon
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: YES

If you have IG m positive, you may have an acute infection, risking the fetus.

In brief: YES

If you have IG m positive, you may have an acute infection, risking the fetus.
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