Contraindication of Rubella vaccine (GERMAN MEASLES)

What are the contraindications of rubella vaccine?

Contraindication of Rubella vaccine (GERMAN MEASLES):

Conditions:
Dysgammaglobulinemia, Hypogammaglobulinemia, Spread of Malignant Cancer to the Bone Marrow, HIV, Body Temperature More Than 101 Degrees F, Pregnancy, Active Tuberculosis that has Not Been Treated, Malignant Lymphoma, Leukemia, Reduction in the Body’s Resistance to Infection, Malignancy of Bone Marrow Cells, Decreased Blood Platelets, Blood Disorder
Ref: www.webmd.com

Congenital Rubella Syndrome

What is congenital rubella syndrome?

Congenital Rubella Syndrome:

A pregnant woman is infected with rubella virus in 1st trimester of gestation, in which virus may transmit to the foetus through placenta and causes teratogenesis, this is called congenital rubella syndrome.

[Trimester: Pregnancy is measured in trimesters from the first day of your last menstrual period, totaling 40 weeks.

The first trimester of pregnancy is week 1 through week 12, or about 3 months. The second trimester is week 13 to week 27. And the third trimester of pregnancy spans from week 28 to the birth.]

Outcome of Rubella infection in pregnant women

Mention outcome of rubella infection in a pregnant women.

Outcome of Rubella infection in pregnant women:

[ A pregnant women is infected with rubella virus in 1st trimester of gestation => virus may pass to foetus through placenta => teratogenesis (congenital rubella syndrome)]

(Outcome of Rubella…)Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)- are-
1)    Microcephaly
2)    Mental defects
3)    Deafness
4)    Cataract
5)    Heart abnormalities. E.g. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and septal defects.
6)    Death of the foetus.

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