Hypertension-associated mortality high among infants with congenital rubella syndrome

  • July 25, 2014

Infants with congenital rubella syndrome had a high pulmonary hypertension-associated mortality rate, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

Michiko Toizumi, MD, of the Institute of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University in Japan, and colleagues assessed data for 38 infants who were referred to a south-central Vietnam hospital for signs of congenital rubella syndrome between October 2011 and September 2012. Researchers conducted standard examinations, echocardiography, cranial ultrasonography, automated auditory brainstem responses, blood cell count measurements and rubella-specific antibody testing.

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