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Congenital rubella syndrome

Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) can occur in a developing fetus of a pregnant woman who has contracted rubella during her first trimester. Problems rarely occur when rubella is contracted by the mother after 20 weeks of gestation.

CRS can result in serious birth defects such as:

Children who have been exposed to rubella in the womb should also be watched closely as they age for any indication of the following: