Rubella congenital

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Rubella congenital

Congenital rubella syndrome occurs when a rubella infection in a pregnant woman causes developmental harm to the baby she is carrying. This condition is more common when the infection occurs during the first trimester (first few months) of pregnancy. After birth, an infant with congenital rubella syndrome may have symptoms such as white/cloudy pupils, deafness, developmental delays, irritability, low birth weight, intellectual disability, seizures, or skin rash. Congenital rubella syndrome is treated by treating each of the symptoms a child displays. Overall outcome of the child's health depends on symptoms. Although there is currently no cure for congenital rubella syndrome, there are various resources to help manage the condition and treat birth defects. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care. Congenital rubella syndrome however can be prevented by making certain women of childbearing age have been either previously exposed to the rubella virus (which can be checked by a blood test) or has had the vaccine.

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The terms "Rubella congenital" returned 184 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Localization of Viral Antigens Improves Understanding of Congenital Rubella Syndrome Pathophysiology.
 

Author(s): Magali Garcia, Agnès Beby-Defaux, Nicolas Lévêque

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Last Updated: 12 Feb 2016

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Intracranial epidural hematoma in a newborn with DIC secondary to congenital rubella.
 

Author(s): Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Emira Ben Hamida

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Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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[Epidemiologic Surveillance on Measles, Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome. Spain].
 

Author(s): Josefa Masa Calles, Noemí López Perea, Maria de Viarce Torres de Mier

Journal: Rev. Esp. Salud Publica. ;89(4):365-79.

 

To achieve the goal of eliminating measles and rubella two key strategies have been defined: sustain very low level of population susceptibility and strengthen surveillance system by rigorous case investigation and rapid control measures implementation. Surveillance of measles, rubella ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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The terms "Rubella congenital" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Using Seroprevalence and Immunisation Coverage Data to Estimate the Global Burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome, 1996-2010: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Emilia Vynnycky, Elisabeth J Adams, Felicity T Cutts, Susan E Reef, Ann Marie Navar, Emily Simons, Lay-Myint Yoshida, David W J Brown, Charlotte Jackson, Peter M Strebel, Alya J Dabbagh

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The burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) is typically underestimated in routine surveillance. Updated estimates are needed following the recent WHO position paper on rubella and recent GAVI initiatives, funding rubella vaccination in eligible countries. Previous estimates considered ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Progress in the elimination of measles and congenital rubella in Central Italy.
 

Author(s): Angela Bechini, Miriam Levi, Sara Boccalini, Emilia Tiscione, Donatella Panatto, Daniela Amicizia, Paolo Bonanni

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Mar;9(3):649-56.

 

Despite the launch of a WHO European Region strategic plan 2005-2010 for eliminating measles and rubella and preventing congenital rubella (CR) infection, measles and rubella are still circulating in Europe. Increased transmission and outbreaks of measles in Europe were still observed ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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Burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) in India: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Pooja Dewan, Piyush Gupta

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2012 May;49(5):377-99.

 

Rubella, though a mild, vaccine-preventable disease, can manifest with severe teratogenic effects in the fetus labeled as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) due to primary maternal rubella infection. Despite a reduction in disease burden of several vaccine-preventable diseases through ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2012

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