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Congenital rubella syndrome

Disease definition

An infectious embryofetopathy that may present in an infant as a result of maternal infection early in pregnancy and subsequent fetal infection with rubella virus. The disorder can lead to deafness, cataract, and variety of other permanent manifestations including cardiac and neurological defects.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • CRS
    • Fetal rubella syndrome
    • Mother-to-child transmission of rubella syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Antenatal, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: P35.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0035921
  • MeSH: D012410
  • GARD: 4744
  • MedDRA: 10010618

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