Tip 19: congenital rubella syndrome

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.

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