Rubella and congenital rubella (German measles).

  title={Rubella and congenital rubella (German measles).},
  author={Richard F. Edlich and Kathryne L Winters and William B. Long and Kelly Dean Gubler},
  journal={Journal of long-term effects of medical implants},
  volume={15 3},
Rubella, also known as German measles, is usually a very mild infection that can have devastating effects in certain instances. It is a pleomorphic RNA virus in the Togaviridae family of the genus Rubivirus. It typically causes a scarletiniform rash, cervical lymphadenopathy, and mild constitutional symptoms, but in older children and adults, especially women, it may be more severe, with joint involvement and purpuric rash. Infection during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy results in congenital… CONTINUE READING


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