A Study on ‘Sero-prevalence of Rubella in Pregnancy’ Giving Special Emphasis to its Clinical Presentation

AUTHOR(s) : Das Dipak Kumar, Biswas Samrat
DOI No. : 09.2016-88934212

Rubella is one of the frequent causes of intra-uterine acquired infection in females. The present study was under taken with a purpose to study the sero-prevalence of rubella in pregnant woman and to examine its relation with socio-economic status. The present study was carried for a duration of one year taking up a total of 81 pregnant women admitted or attending the outdoors of Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments in Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati, having different ethnic backgrounds, after approval of the Institutional Ethical Committee. Among the total of 81 samples, seropositivity of rubella virus was seen using IgG as the serological marker. The cases were studied in three age groups as ‘21-30’ years, ‘31-40’ years and ‘16-20’ years. Six type of clinical presentations were taken for the study as “pre term labour”, “bleeding per vagina”, “still birth”, “spontaneous abortion”, “intra uterine growth retardation” and “asymptomatic”. The clinical presentation of the study group was evaluated. The data recorded was analysed statistically using Student’s Ttest. P value < 0.05 is considered as statistically significant. Such a study may be useful in prevention and treatment of rubella virus

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