JEANETTE WILKINS, M.D.; JOHN M. LEEDOM, M.D.; MARGARET A. SALVATORE, B.S.; BERNARD PORTNOY, M.D.
A 50-year-old woman with a history of clinical rubella and corroborating serologic evidence of this previous experience was inadventently exposed to Brown strain rubella virus in a controlled experimental situation. She developed classical signs of disease, including arthritis. This second episode of clinical rubella was confirmed by both virus isolation and significant increases in rubella antibodies. This is the first fully substantiated case in which rubella virus transmission to a "theoretically immune" person resulted in clinical rubella.
WILKINS J, LEEDOM JM, SALVATORE MA, et al. Clinical Rubella with Arthritis Resulting from Reinfection. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:930–932. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-6-930
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(6):930-932.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology.
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