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A 22-year-old G1 at 14 weeks gestation presents to your office with a history of recent exposure to her 3-year-old nephew who had a rubella viral infection. In which time period does maternal infection with rubella virus carry the greatest risk for congenital rubella syndrome in the fetus?

a. Preconception
b. First trimester
c. Second trimester
d. Third trimester
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first trimester?
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A 22-year-old G1 at 14 weeks gestation presents to your office with a history of recent exposure to her 3-year-old nephew who had a rubella viral infection. In which time period does maternal infection with rubella virus carry the greatest risk for congenital rubella syndrome in the fetus?

a. Preconception
b. First trimester
c. Second trimester
d. Third trimester
B. First trimester!
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first trimester.... also congenital toxoplasmosis is third tri, right??
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first trimester.
and yes, toxoplasmosis is third trimester!
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first trimester
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first trimester.... also congenital toxoplasmosis is third tri, right??
T gondii can be infected anytime during pregnancy, but each results in different congenital diseases
if it crosses early: intracerebral calcifications, chorioretinitis, convulsions
if it crosses later: progressive blindness in child later in life (teens)
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I agree

also when we give the vaccine to the lady for rubella we tell her not to get pregnant for 3 months!
so the ans is 1st trimester
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