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Rubella Infection Evaluation
After several days, these symptoms go away and a rash develops.
Physical findings in someone with a rubella rash include:
- Pink, flat, circular spots that start on the face
- Spreads to the trunk, arms, and legs
- Usually resolves within 4 days
Physical findings in someone with a serious rubella infection include:
- Inflammation of the ear drum:
- Due to otitis media
- Joint pains
- Joint swelling
- Severe headache
- Excessive sleepiness
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of rubella.
Tests that may be used to evaluate rubella include:
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PubMed Rubella Infection References
- Banatvala JE, Brown DW. Rubella. Lancet. 2004 Apr 3;363(9415):1127-37. 
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome--United States, 1969-2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Mar 25;54(11):279-82. 
- Wellington K, Goa KL. Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (Priorix; GSK-MMR): a review of its use in the prevention of measles, mumps and rubella. Drugs. 2003;63(19):2107-26.