n South African Journal of Child Health - Congenital rubella : is it nearly time to take action?
|Article Title||Congenital rubella : is it nearly time to take action?|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town and 2 Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||106 - 108|
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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