- Last year (June 2006) I was forced to interrupt a pregnancy due to the fact that the TORCH test was positive for my rubella. Now I am pregnant in 2 months and I repeated my analysis, including rubella and the following values came out: "anti-rubella IgG, ELISA-cnt, 60 IU / ml (positive)". My question is if the pregnancy is in danger?Answer:
Rubella is one of the most dangerous viruses for the product of conception, the appearance of this infection in the first four months of pregnancy constituting an indication for a possible therapeutic abortion, an indication that will be put on a case-by-case basis and only after dosing from the mother's serum and rubella-specific IgM antibodies, those that signify the active or recent presence of the infection in your case.
Normally, if the acute infection occurred eight months ago, this means that you already have immunity to a new contact with this virus, which is a positive thing and would justify the IgG values.
Rubella virus infection has an active period of 4-6 weeks mainly, being doctors who recommend a free period between this infection and a possible pregnancy of up to six months.
If it is to take us after the data presented by you, the current task does not have to be affected by this specific rubric IgG value; but only the attending physician is able to evaluate your situation in accordance with both the clinical and laboratory data determined in the dynamics.
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