Rubella Vaccination, Passive
Application of rubella immune globulin; Rubella immune prophylaxis; Application of German measles immune globulin; German measles immune prophylaxis; Three-day measles immune globulin; Three-day measles immune prophylaxis
In general, German measles is an infectious disease with a harmless course, but for unborn babies in the womb it is very dangerous. Prenatal infection can lead to the congenital rubella syndrome (CRS or Gregg's syndrome), which is associated with low birth weight, deafness, cataract and heart defects. At the beginning of a pregnancy the woman's immune status against rubella is checked by determination of the amount of antibodies (titer). In the case of a low or a missing immune status a passive rubella vaccination should be given when the pregnant woman has come into contact with German measles.