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Congenital rubella - is it nearly time to take action?

L Boshoff, L Tooke

Abstract


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.

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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

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Keywords

Congenital rubella;immunization;vaccination;prevention;measles

Cite this article

South African Journal of Child Health 2012;6(4):106-108. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.461

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-05-02
Date published: 2012-11-12

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