- 1 WHAT IS IT?
- 2 WHAT CAUSES IT?
- 3 WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?
- 4 WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- 5 CLINICAL WORKUP
- 6 AT WHAT POINT DO WE FEEL CONFIDENT IN MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS?
- 7 WHAT ELSE ARE WE WORRIED ABOUT?
- 8 HOW DO WE TREAT IT?
- 9 HOW WELL DO THE PATIENTS DO?
- 10 WAS THERE A WAY TO PREVENT IT?
- 11 OTHER FACTS?
- 12 FURTHER READING
WHAT IS IT?
Rubella (German measels) is a mild viral illness that often causes a fever and rash in patients.
WHAT CAUSES IT?
The Rubella virus is responsible for causing this condition. There are two major modes of transmittign this virus:
- Person-to-person contact: inhalation of aerosol/direct contact with nasopharyngeal secretions.
- Transplacental infection from mothers to the fetus.
WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
Lack of MMR vaccination, known contact with Rubella infected individuals
- Asymptomatic in roughly half of infected patients
- Low grade fever
History Of Present Illness
Arthritic pains may be another symptom experianced by patients.
Physical Exam Findings
AT WHAT POINT DO WE FEEL CONFIDENT IN MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS?
WHAT ELSE ARE WE WORRIED ABOUT?
HOW DO WE TREAT IT?
HOW WELL DO THE PATIENTS DO?
WAS THERE A WAY TO PREVENT IT?
Page Updated: 09.07.2016