Prevention of Rubella

Description of Prevention of Rubella

It is an acute condition caused by rubella virus. Rubella virus is a pleomorphic RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus. The infection causes mild viral fever and may get fatal if not treated well.

Rubella fever is broadly of two types:
1. Acquired
2. Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms are:
1. Lymphadenitis
2. Rash
3. Small red papules on soft palate
4. Fever
1. Blood tests to diagnose presence of leukopenia and thrombocytopenia.
2. Microbiological examinations for virus isolation and IgM/IgG rubella antibody.
1. No specific management is available for rubella. Symptomatic treatment to alleviate the discomfort is practiced. 
2. Medications may include:
a) Antipyretics like paracetamol
b) Immune globulins
Complications and When Should You See a Doctor 
1. CRS can cause miscarriage, stillborn baby, and congenital defects
2. Rubella can cause:
a) Encephalitis
b) Thrombocytopenia
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Last updated on:
01 Nov 2021 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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