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Arch Inst Cardiol Mex. 1985 Mar-Apr;55(2):129-32.

[Anti-rubella IgM and IgG antibodies in congenital cardiopathy].

[Article in Spanish]


In utero infection by rubella virus is a well known cause of congenital heart disease. We look for prevalence of anti-rubella antibodies of IgM (primary response) or IgG (anamnestic response) classes in sera of 32 children with congenital heart disease and in 12 normal children of the same socioeconomic background. Only in a patient with a full congenital rubella syndrome we found high titers of IgG anti-rubella antibodies, there was no difference in prevalence of IgM nor IgG anti-rubella antibodies between normals and cardiac patients. There is no reason to look for anti-rubella antibodies in the isolated congenital heart disease.

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