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

Mortality associated with pulmonary hypertension in congenital rubella syndrome.
 

Author(s): Michiko Toizumi, Hideki Motomura, Hien Minh Vo, Kensuke Takahashi, Enga Pham, Hien Anh Thi Nguyen, Tho Huu Le, Masahiro Hashizume, Koya Ariyoshi, Duc Anh Dang, Hiroyuki Moriuchi, Lay-Myint Yoshida

Journal: Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2):e519-26.

 

Outbreaks of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) continue to arise in various countries where a rubella-containing vaccine is not included in the national immunization program. After a large-scale rubella outbreak in 2011, CRS cases emerged in Vietnam. The aim of this study ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2014

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Identification of congenital rubella syndrome in Sudan.
 

Author(s): Omer Adam, Ahmed K M Ali, Judith M Hübschen, Claude P Muller

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Epidemiological data about congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) are scarce and rubella vaccine is not yet included in the childhood immunization schedule in Sudan. This study aimed to identify and describe CRS cases among Sudanese infants with congenital eye or heart defects.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2014

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Congenital rubella syndrome in child of woman without known risk factors, New Jersey, USA.
 

Author(s): Samantha I Pitts, Gregory S Wallace, Barbara Montana, Elizabeth F Handschur, Debrah Meislich, Alethia C Sampson, Suzanne Canuso, Jennifer Horner, Albert E Barskey, Emily S Abernathy, Joseph P Icenogle

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Feb;20(2):307-9.

 

We report a case of congenital rubella syndrome in a child born to a vaccinated New Jersey woman who had not traveled internationally. Although rubella and congenital rubella syndrome have been eliminated from the United States, clinicians should remain vigilant and immediately notify ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014

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The terms "Rubella congenital" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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