Congenital rubella syndrome: frequently asked questions for health professionals

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325402
Title:
Congenital rubella syndrome: frequently asked questions for health professionals
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE), National Immunistation Office
Citation:
Health Service Executive, National Immunisation Office. Congenital rubella syndrome: frequently asked questions for health professionals. Dublin: HSE; 2012. 3p.
Publisher:
Health Service Executive
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325402
Additional Links:
http://www.immunisation.ie/en/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Maternal rubella infection in pregnancy may result in foetal loss or major defects affecting almost all organ systems. Manifestations may be delayed for up to 4 years. The congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) comprises eye, ear, heart and neurological defects. Deafness is the most common and sometimes the only manifestation, especially when infection occurs after 16 weeks gestation. The overall risk of defects depends on the stage of pregnancy. If followed up after birth, up to 85% of infants infected in the first 8-10 weeks will be affected. The risk of foetal damage declines to about 10-20%, with infection occurring between 11-16 weeks and with only deafness occurring up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Defects are rare after 20 weeks.
Keywords:
RUBELLA; PREGNANCY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE), National Immunistation Officeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-27T09:50:44Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-27T09:50:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationHealth Service Executive, National Immunisation Office. Congenital rubella syndrome: frequently asked questions for health professionals. Dublin: HSE; 2012. 3p.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/325402-
dc.descriptionMaternal rubella infection in pregnancy may result in foetal loss or major defects affecting almost all organ systems. Manifestations may be delayed for up to 4 years. The congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) comprises eye, ear, heart and neurological defects. Deafness is the most common and sometimes the only manifestation, especially when infection occurs after 16 weeks gestation. The overall risk of defects depends on the stage of pregnancy. If followed up after birth, up to 85% of infants infected in the first 8-10 weeks will be affected. The risk of foetal damage declines to about 10-20%, with infection occurring between 11-16 weeks and with only deafness occurring up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Defects are rare after 20 weeks.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executiveen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.immunisation.ie/en/en_GB
dc.subjectRUBELLAen_GB
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen_GB
dc.titleCongenital rubella syndrome: frequently asked questions for health professionalsen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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