Measles, mumps, and rubella

Sarah J. White, Kristi L. Boldt, Sara J. Holditch, Gregory A. Poland, Robert M. Jacobson

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Abstract

Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that may adversely affect nonimmune pregnant women and their fetuses/neonates. Prevention of these diseases and their complications can be achieved through measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before pregnancy. The vaccine is contraindicated during pregnancy, because it contains live, attenuated viruses that pose a theoretical risk to the fetus. However, accidental receipt of MMR vaccination is not known to cause maternal/fetal complications. MMR immunization is recommended to nonimmune obstetric patients upon completion or termination of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-559
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine
  • congenital rubella syndrome
  • measles
  • mumps
  • obstetrics
  • rubella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    White, S. J., Boldt, K. L., Holditch, S. J., Poland, G. A., & Jacobson, R. M. (2012). Measles, mumps, and rubella. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 55(2), 550-559. https://doi.org/10.1097/GRF.0b013e31824df256