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The effects of congenital rubella on the neonate.
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PMID:  6922154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Asymptomatic rubella occurring in mothers may be mild or clinically unapparent, yet cross the placental barrier. The Baylor Group, through intensive clinical and virological studies, led the country in the identification of an expanded CRS. The group concluded that congenital heart, ear, eye, and CNS structural involvements were the result of especially acute manifestations of ordinary congenital rubella. Neurological disorders of the neonate previously ascribed to unknown etiologies were found to be secondary to rubella encephalitis. The ongoing occurrence of sub-acute maternal rubella may therefore be responsible for innumerable cases of neurological deficiencies in the neonate. Although immunization against rubella was not effective until after the actual outbreak of the 1964 epidemic, the Baylor Group served to decelerate a health crisis through rapid, coordinated efforts. Alerted to the possibility of a more diverse CRS, the group prevented prolongation of the epidemic with appropriate treatment of infected neonates.
S F Burkart-Jayez
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical nursing     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0047-2603     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Nurs     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1300146     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / etiology
Encephalitis / classification,  etiology*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Rubella / complications,  congenital*,  diagnosis

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