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Question (07/06/2012):

Title: Can Rubella cause a miscarriage?

This was my first pregnancy I had a miscarriage in 14th week.

It was an incomplete abortion so I had to go under d&c later I was advised for torch test CMV IgG 12.17 RUBELLA IgG 121.56.

Can this be the cause of my miscarriage?

Vijeta

Answer:

Dear Vijeta,

Rubella Antibody reference range:

-IgG Less than 5 IU/mL: Negative No significant level of detectable rubella IgG antibody.

-IgG 5-9 IU/mL: Equivocal Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.

-IgG Greater than 10 IU/mL: Positive IgG antibody to rubella detected, which may indicate a current or previous exposure/immunization to rubella.

-IgM 0.89 IV of less: Negative No significant level of detectable rubella IgM antibody.

-IgM 0.90-1.09 IV: Equivocal Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.

-IgM 1.10 IV or greater: Positive IgM antibody to rubella detected, which may indicate a current or recent infection or immunization.

Pregnant women who get infected with rubella virus also expose their babies.

This can cause serious birth defects such as heart problems, hearing and vision loss, intellectual disability, and liver or spleen damage.

Serious birth defects are more common if a woman is infected early in her pregnancy, especially in the first 12 weeks.

Getting rubella infection during pregnancy can also cause a miscarriage or premature delivery.

You may find more information at:

Cytomegalovirus IgG levels 182 UA/ml (negative = < 15 UA/ml)


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