Rubeola during pregnancy

Obstet Gynecol. 1991 Nov;78(5 Pt 2):925-9.

Abstract

We report three cases of rubeola during pregnancy complicated by pneumonia. All had bacterial superinfection of the lungs and a clinically mild hepatitis. One woman delivered at term and two underwent successful tocolysis, one of whom had an unexplained stillbirth 7 weeks later. Rubeola virus is not a teratogen, although it has been associated with increased spontaneous abortion and perinatal mortality.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Los Angeles / epidemiology
  • Measles / complications*
  • Measles / diagnosis
  • Measles / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pneumonia / etiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology
  • Radiography