Testing & Diagnosis for Congenital Rubella in Children

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The first step in treating your child is forming an accurate and complete diagnosis.

For the mother:

The skin lesions caused by rubella are unique, so usually a Children’s physician can make a diagnosis through a physical examination.

  • Your doctor may also order blood or urine tests to confirm the diagnosis.

For the baby:

If your child is born with congenital rubella syndrome, a simple blood test can test for the presence of the virus in the bloodstream.

After we complete all necessary tests, Children’s Hospital Boston’s experts meet to review and discuss what they have learned. Then we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options.

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