Burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) in India: a systematic review.

  title={Burden of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) in India: a systematic review.},
  author={Pooja Dewan and Piyush Gupta},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  volume={49 5},
BACKGROUND Rubella, though a mild, vaccine-preventable disease, can manifest with severe teratogenic effects in the fetus labeled as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) due to primary maternal rubella infection. Despite a reduction in disease burden of several vaccine-preventable diseases through childhood immunization, CRS continues to account for preventable severe morbidity including childhood blindness, deafness, heart disease, and mental retardation. OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic… CONTINUE READING
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