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dc.contributor.editorDrago, Maryen_US
dc.creatorO'Neil, Ericaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-14T18:23:12Z
dc.date.available2014-01-14T18:23:12Z
dc.date.created2014-01-10en_US
dc.date.issued2014-01-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/7356
dc.description.abstractCongenital rubella syndrome (CRS) can occur in children whose mothers contracted the rubella virus, sometimes called German measles, during pregnancy. Depending on the gestational period when the mother contracts rubella, an infant born with CRS may be unaffected by the virus or it may have severe developmental defects. The most severe effects of the virus on fetal development occur when the mother contracts rubella between conception and the first trimester. Defects from maternal rubella in the first trimester are included in the term congenital rubella syndrome, but physicians and researchers specifically refer to those defects as rubella embryopathy. Developmental defects are less severe if the mother contracts rubella in the second trimester, and they are generally negligible if the infection occurs in the third trimester. Prenatal rubella infection can cause birth defects which include deafness, compromised vision, abnormal heart development, and damage to the central nervous system which can lead to compromised cognition and learning disabilities.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshRubellaen_US
dc.subject.lcshRubella in pregnancyen_US
dc.subject.lcshRubella virusen_US
dc.subject.lcshpregnancy
dc.subject.lcshembryos
dc.subject.lcshFetal development
dc.subject.lcshFetal growth
dc.subject.lcshBirth defects
dc.subject.lcshTeratogenic agents
dc.subject.lcshFetus
dc.subject.lcshFetus--Abnormalities
dc.subject.meshTeratogensen_US
dc.subject.meshRubella Syndrome, Congenitalen_US
dc.subject.meshCongenital Abnormalitiesen_US
dc.titleCongenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoDisordersen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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