Rubella vaccine effects in pregnant women and their concepts during vaccination campaign in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2001

by Sato, Helena Keico

Abstract (Summary)
The objective of this study is to evaluate the risk of congenital infection due to rubella vaccine virus and the occurrence of premature labor, miscarriage, and low birth weight in susceptible and immune pregnant women vaccinated during pregnancy, identifying the risk factors associated. We observe a high incidence of low birth weight and prematurity in the infected newborns, when compared with the children not infected, also born of susceptible mothers. In the final model of the logistic regression we didn't find association with rubella susceptibility and the predictors miscarriage, low birth weight and premature labor. These results suggest that the recommendations to not vaccinate pregnant women against rubella must be sustained
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Gabriel Wolf Oselka; Lúcia Ferro Bricks; Geraldo Duarte; José Cassio de Moraes; Claudio Sergio Pannuti; Gabriel Wolf Oselka

School:Universidade de São Paulo

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Abortion Infant low birth weight premature Pregnancy Rubella syndrome congenital vaccine/adverse effects Spontaneous


Date of Publication:12/13/2005

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