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An update on cardiovascular malformations in congenital rubella syndrome.
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PMID:  19697432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) has long been characterized by the triad of deafness, cataract, and cardiovascular malformations (CVMs). While initial reports identified patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) as the primary CVM in CRS, the exact nature of the CVMs found in CRS has not been well established. METHODS: We searched the English literature from 1941 through 2008 to identify studies that used cardiac catheterization or echocardiography to evaluate the CVMs in CRS. RESULTS: Of the 121 patients in the 10 studies with catheterization data, 78% had branch pulmonary artery stenosis, and 62% had a PDA. In 49% of cases, both branch pulmonary artery stenosis and PDA were present, whereas isolated branch pulmonary artery stenosis and isolated PDA were found in 29 and 13% of cases, respectively. Of the 12 patients in the 10 studies with echocardiographic data, PDA was more common than branch pulmonary artery stenosis, but this finding is greatly limited by the small numbers of patients and limitations of echocardiography. Although published studies of CVMs in CRS have in general reported PDA as the CVM phenotype most commonly associated with CRS, among CRS cases evaluated by catheterization, branch pulmonary artery stenosis was actually more common than PDA. Moreover, although the combination of branch pulmonary artery stenosis and PDA was more common than either branch pulmonary artery stenosis or PDA alone, isolated branch pulmonary artery stenosis was twice as common as isolated PDA. CONCLUSION: Among children with suspected CRS, clinical evaluations for the presence of CVMs should include examinations for both branch pulmonary artery stenosis and PDA.
Matthew E Oster; Tiffany Riehle-Colarusso; Adolfo Correa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1542-0760     ISO Abbreviation:  Birth Defects Res. Part A Clin. Mol. Teratol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-13     Completed Date:  2010-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155107     Medline TA:  Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnosis*
Echocardiography / methods
Heart Catheterization / methods
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Pulmonary Atresia / diagnosis*
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / diagnosis*
Rubella Syndrome, Congenital / pathology*

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