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 161 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Maternal and Congenital cytomegalovirus infection and zero rubella IgM prevalence in newborns in St.Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College.
 

Author(s): Yeshwondm Mamuye, Balkachew Nigatu, Delayehu Bekele, Mekonen Getahun

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Maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Rubella infections result in adverse neonatal outcomes. Both CMV and Rubella are more widespread in developing countries and in communities with lower socioeconomic status. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine IgM specific to CMV and Rubella ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2016

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Congenital Rubella.
 

Author(s): Jyoti Matalia, Sheetal Shirke

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Oct;375(15):1468.

 

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2016

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Immunolocalization and Distribution of Rubella Antigen in Fatal Congenital Rubella Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Mihaela Lazar, Ludmila Perelygina, Roosecelis Martines, Patricia Greer, Christopher D Paddock, Gheorghe Peltecu, Emilia Lupulescu, Joseph Icenogle, Sherif R Zaki

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An estimated 100,000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) occur worldwide each year. The reported mortality rate for infants with CRS is up to 33%. The cellular mechanisms responsible for the multiple congenital defects in CRS are presently unknown. Here we identify cell types ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2016

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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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Congenital rubella syndrome: a matter of concern.
 

Author(s): Efrén Martínez-Quintana, Carlos Castillo-Solórzano, Nuria Torner, Fayna Rodríguez-González

Journal: Rev. Panam. Salud Publica. 2015 Mar;37(3):179-86.

 

Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), an important cause of severe birth defects, remains a public health problem in a significant number of countries. Therefore, global health experts encourage use of rubella vaccination, with the primary aim of preventing CRS. While large-scale rubella ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2015

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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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