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What is Rubella congenital syndrome?

What is Rubella congenital syndrome?

  • Rubella congenital syndrome: The transplacental infection of a fetus with rubella.
  • Rubella congenital syndrome: Transplacental infection of the fetus with rubella usually in the first trimester of pregnancy, as a consequence of maternal infection, resulting in various developmental abnormalities in the newborn infant. They include cardiac and ocular lesions, deafness, microcephaly, mental retardation, and generalized growth retardation. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Rubella congenital syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Rubella congenital syndrome: Introduction

Types of Rubella congenital syndrome:

Broader types of Rubella congenital syndrome:

How many people get Rubella congenital syndrome?

Incidence (annual) of Rubella congenital syndrome: 9 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate of Rubella congenital syndrome: approx 1 in 30,222,221 or 0.00% or 9 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Rubella congenital syndrome?

Complications of Rubella congenital syndrome: see complications of Rubella congenital syndrome

What causes Rubella congenital syndrome?

Causes of Rubella congenital syndrome: see causes of Rubella congenital syndrome
Cause of Rubella congenital syndrome: Mother with rubella, usually in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
Risk factors for Rubella congenital syndrome: see risk factors for Rubella congenital syndrome

What are the symptoms of Rubella congenital syndrome?

Symptoms of Rubella congenital syndrome: see symptoms of Rubella congenital syndrome

Complications of Rubella congenital syndrome: see complications of Rubella congenital syndrome

Rubella congenital syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rubella congenital syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rubella congenital syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rubella congenital syndrome: Neonatologist, Pediatrician, Medical Geneticist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rubella congenital syndrome.
Treatments for Rubella congenital syndrome: see treatments for Rubella congenital syndrome
Prevention of Rubella congenital syndrome: see prevention of Rubella congenital syndrome

Name and Aliases of Rubella congenital syndrome

Main name of condition: Rubella congenital syndrome

Other names or spellings for Rubella congenital syndrome:

Congenital German Measles, expanded Rubella syndrome

Rubella congenital syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Rubella congenital syndrome:

 

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