SPM – MCQ 93 – Congenital Rubella

All of the following statements are true about Congenital Rubella except:
A. lt is diagnosed when the infant has IgM antibodies at birth
B. It is diagnosed when IgG antibodies persist from more than 6 months
C. Most common congenital defects are deafness, cardiac malformations and cataract
D. Infection after 16 weeks of gestation results in major congenital defects

Correct answer : D. Infection after 16 weeks of gestation results in major congenital defects

Infection in the first trimester has the greatest risk of congenital anomalies. Infection in second trimester can cause deafness. No major congenital defects are seen in infection after 16 weeks of gestation.

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