Case report: Congenital rubella syndrome: A rare but persistent concern in the United States

J. Fang, A. Agrawal, S. Gowtham, R. J. Felling, E. Jalazo, H. Js Park, A. Valsamakis, T. A.G.M. Huisman, W. C. Golden

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Abstract

In countries such as the United States where rubella virus infections are rare, congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) may not be recognized in a timely manner. However, the syndrome still appears in this country, often in infants of mothers emigrating from countries with absent or suboptimal national vaccination programs. We describe a case of CRS in a term baby born to a recent US immigrant who developed a primary varicella infection in late pregnancy and demonstrated IgG titers to rubella at delivery. At presentation, the neonate had both classical findings as well as less reported vascular and neurological abnormalities seen in infants with CRS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-902
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Rubella
  • congenital infection
  • neonate
  • single umbilical artery
  • ventriculomegaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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