Diseases of pregnancy

Rubella and pregnancy

In early childhood rubella uncomplicated.At all other stages of this disease is not life passes without consequences.It is especially dangerous to unborn babies in the first trimester of pregnancy.Because if there is a bookmark vital systems and organs.If a woman is in a position not hurt rubella before, it was not investigated for immunity to the virus and do not do vaccinations, being in the focus of infection she had to urgently visit an infectious disease.

Rubella and pregnancy, rubella during pregnancy

Rubella - an acute viral infection that is easily transmitted by airborne droplets.Catch this disease, just sit next to the patient can not, for the rubella infection need prolonged contact with an infected.The incubation period - 15-21 days.Set the time the disease is difficult because the first time the disease goes unnoticed.Rubella virus sensitive to chemicals and temperature.

planning pregnancy should be vaccinated against rubella do if you have previously it did not hurt.If the home is already sick to get vaccinated later.Make this proc

edure must be not less than three months prior to pregnancy.So, even as the weakened virus damages the baby.Also, do not vaccinate if previously been seen allergic to "neomycin" and at elevated temperature (above 38 ° C).

an adult disease is much more complicated than the child.Before the manifestation of red spots, may worsen the state of health: general malaise, runny nose, headache, sore throat and joint pain, fever up to 38 °.It is also noted an increase in the lymph nodes, especially the neck.In the third part of the infected adults virus affects the brain and the small joints of the hands.

patient rubella is dangerous already for 7 days before the onset of the rash and remains a source of infection within 7-10 days after exposure.

Features rubella infection during pregnancy

During pregnancy, rubella virus, immediately affects the tissue of the fetus.In the first trimester of pregnancy leads to a chronic infection of the fetus.Often the virus causes miscarriage.Infection of a pregnant woman during the first 8-10 weeks, 90% of the throws to the development of vices.Such as:

  • heart defects;
  • cataracts;
  • deafness;
  • mental disabilities.

Besides infection causes other complications: miscarriage, stillbirth.

Children who have not found malformations are often born with low growth and low birth weight and further behind in physical development.

After 20 weeks of rubella is almost no adverse effects on fetal development.

If you can not avoid the infection, there is a question of maintaining the pregnancy.Women are advised to terminate the pregnancy, in the case when the disease was in the early stages.At later stages of pregnancy, usually leave if there is no evidence of fetal.When the infection occurred after 28 weeks, the future mother put on the account under the permanent control of doctors.

author of the publication: Valeri Konstantinov

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