Congenital rubella - is it nearly time to take action?
Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is a rare but potentially debilitating disease with lifelong consequences. Although there is no cure, it is almost completely preventable by an effective immunisation programme. We present two confirmed cases of CRS diagnosed in the neonatal unit at Groote Schuur Hospital in 2011 and discuss aspects of the disease and its prevention.
L Boshoff, Department of Paediatrics: Neonatology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
L Tooke, Department of Paediatrics: Neonatology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town
Date submitted: 2012-05-02
Date published: 2012-11-12
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