Presentation on theme: "P020A Lecture 5 -. Course Objective #30 Identify the causative agent and the effects on the fetus in the following maternal infections: – Rubella – Toxoplasmosis."— Presentation transcript:
Congenital Rubella Syndrome Treatment Prevention – Rubella vaccine licensed in 1969 MMR – 2005 Rubella eradicated in US
Rubella Virus Eliminated in the United States Washington Post --Monday, March 21, 2005 The invisible "chain of transmission" of rubella virus has been broken in the United States. With it disappears a disease that a little more than a generation ago struck fear in the heart of every pregnant woman. Fewer than 10 people a year in this country now contract the infection known popularly as German measles. Since 2002, all cases have been traceable to foreigners who carried the virus in from abroad.
Congenital Cytomegalovirus Tx Focus on specific problems
Congenital Cytomegavirus Prognosis Up to 90% of infants who have symptoms of their infection at birth will have neurologic abnormalities later in life. Only about 5 - 10% of infants without symptoms will have these problems.
Congenital Cytomegalovirus FYI -neonatal death is common
Congenital Cytomegalovirus Prevention CMV is almost everywhere Wash hands p touching diapers ⌀ kiss kids < 6 yrs ⌀ share food c kids PG ⌀ work with < 2 1/2
Objective #31 Describe the cause, sequence of events, pathology and preventative factors of erythroblastosis fetalis.
Course Objective #32 Describe the relationship of the Rh factor disorders and kernicterus
Erythroblastosis Fetalis What is erythroblastosis fetalis?