Cases of congenital rubella may be the tip of the iceberg

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7364.596/b (Published 14 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:596
  1. Roslyn M Thomas, consultant paediatrician (ros.thomas@nwlh.nhs.uk),
  2. Nilesh M Mehta, specialist registrar, neonatal intensive care unit
  1. Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow HA1 3UJ

    EDITOR—We have diagnosed congenital rubella infection in another infant since publication of our two other cases as a lesson of the week.1

    The infant was born to a Sri Lankan primiparous woman who had lived in the United Kingdom for six years and had not travelled abroad in the recent past or had contact with rubella. The mother was susceptible to rubella on routine antenatal testing at 12 weeks' gestation. The infant was born at 34 weeks' gestation with …

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