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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rubella congenital" returned 154 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination – global progress, 2012.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2013 Dec;88(49):521-7.

 

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination - global progress, 2000-2012.
 

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Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2013 Dec;62(48):983-6.

 

Rubella virus usually causes a mild fever and rash in children and adults. However, infection during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can result in miscarriage, stillbirth, or infants with congenital malformations, known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). In 2011, ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2013

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Prevention of measles, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome, and mumps, 2013: summary recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
 

Author(s): Huong Q McLean, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, Jonathan L Temte, Gregory S Wallace,

Journal: MMWR Recomm Rep. 2013 Jun;62(RR-04):1-34.

 

This report is a compendium of all current recommendations for the prevention of measles, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), and mumps. The report presents the recent revisions adopted by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on October 24, 2012, and also ...

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2013

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The terms "Rubella congenital" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in Japan: epidemiological problems.
 

Author(s): Kihei Terada

Journal: Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.. 2003 Jun;56(3):81-7.

 

Rubella virus infection can lead to problems with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in the next generation due to fetal infection, but these problems are preventable with vaccination. In other words, rubella epidemics and the occurrence of CRS can be eliminated by vaccination. In ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2003

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Accelerated rubella control and congenital rubella syndrome prevention strengthen measles eradication: the Costa Rican experience.
 

Author(s): Ana Morice, Xinia Carvajal, Mario León, Vicenta Machado, Xiomara Badilla, Susan Reef, Fabio Lievano, Ariel Depetris, Carlos Castillo-Solórzano

Journal: J. Infect. Dis.. 2003 May;187 Suppl 1():S158-63.

 

In 2000, Costa Rica set a goal for accelerated rubella control and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) prevention in conjunction with its established measles eradication goal. To achieve this goal, a National Plan of Action for the integration of a measles-rubella (MR) vaccination strategy ...

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2003

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