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

Vaccination in secondary school students expedites rubella control and prevents congenital rubella syndrome.
 

Author(s): Hanqing He, Rui Yan, Xuewen Tang, Yang Zhou, Xuan Deng, Shuyun Xie

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In order to control the spread of rubella and reduce the risk for congenital rubella syndrome, an additional rubella vaccination program was set up for all secondary school students since 2008 in Zhejiang, China.

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016

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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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Using the two-source capture-recapture method to estimate the incidence and case ascertainment of congenital rubella syndrome in Australia, 1993-2013.
 

Author(s): Nicolee Martin, David Durrheim, Gulam Khandaker, Michelle Butler, Cheryl Jones

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Last Updated: 19 Oct 2016

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The terms "Rubella congenital" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The end of measles and congenital rubella: an achievable dream?
 

Author(s): G Adamo, G Sturabotti, E D'Andrea, V Baccolini, F Romano, S Iannazzo, C Marzuillo, P Villari

Journal: Ann Ig. ;29(1):1-26.

 

Despite substantial progress towards measles and rubella control, outbreaks continue to threaten elimination goals worldwide.

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2017

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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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Measles-Rubella Vaccine Immunogenicity at 6 and 9 Months of Age
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles; Rubella; Rubella Syndrome, Congenital

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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