My article in the BMJ considers how doctors should approach the management of a woman with a suspected viral rash during pregnancy. Key points in the article include:
- Consider country of origin in a woman presenting with a rash in pregnancy and ask for immunisation history.
- Test for measles and rubella IgM and IgG antibodies, particularly if immunisation history is not clear.
- Refer women with an active infection to the fetal medicine unit for fetal monitoring.
The full article can be read in the BMJ.