The classical trial of congenital rubella syndrome consists of: cataracts, deafness and congenital heart defects (especially pulmonary stenosis).
Other features include: microcephaly, developmental delay, jaundice, thrombocytopenia and osteitis.
In the presence of maternal infection, transmission is ~50% in the first month of pregnancy, reducing to 10% in the third month of pregnancy.
Reference: Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Ed, 2005. London: Churchill.
First published: 23/10/13.