Rubella

Background

  • Also known as "German measles"
  • Incubation 2-3wk

Clinical Features

Rubella
  • Risk of severe congenital illness if fetus exposed to virus, especially in 1st trimester

Differential Diagnosis

Pediatric Rash

Evaluation

  • Clinical history and lack of immunization usually sufficient for diagnosis
  • CDC also recommends sending throat/nasal swabs for PCR[1]

Management

  • Supportive care
  • Isolation for 7 days after onset of rash[2]
  • Contact health department

Disposition

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