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Description:This image depicts the hands of a clinician retracting the lids of both eyes of a seven month-old child, who had been operated on at age 3 days for the purpose of correcting a condition known as congenital glaucoma, due to a case of congenital rubella. Note that the baby’s left eye also displayed the cloudiness associated with a congenital rubella cataract, and can be compared to the normal appearance of the right eye.
The birth defects associated with rubella if the disease is acquired by a pregnant woman include deafness, cataracts, heart defects, mental retardation, and liver and spleen damage (at least a 20% chance of damage to the fetus if a woman is infected early in pregnancy).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Andre J. Lebrun
Creation Date:1969
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Links:CDC – National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Rubella (German Measles, Three-Day Measles)
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