Can The Pigmentation Problem Due To Rubella Virus Be Treated?

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So, my brother got rubella virus when he was still in the womb. Well the doctor said it most likely could hit the brain, eyes, ears, brain or to the skin. Well, thank God my brother got on his skin, another problem is healthy. But my little sister’s skin is black and brown. Later if for example already large, taken to a dermatologist can it be treated?

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First of all, I want to make sure in advance, do you mean that your sister's skin is brown overall (meaning that the color of the skin is indeed brown or darker) or has a rash on the skin?


Basically, the skin manifestation of rubella infection in the womb (congenital rubella) is in the form of blackish blue spots on the skin or what is called blueberry muffin rash. This rash if caused by congenital rubella infection in general will disappear by itself in a few weeks. However, if it is suspected that there is congenital rubella, your sister must undergo a complete examination. If the rash on the skin does not disappear within a few weeks, it is necessary to suspect that there are other conditions that can also give the appearance of a similar rash, such as cancer or certain blood disorders.


If what you mean is that the skin looks completely brownish or the skin looks dark, the condition is probably not caused by the manifestation of congenital rubella. Some babies can be born with a darker or lighter skin color, and will be closer to the color of their parents' skin when it is bigger later.


You can further discuss the condition of your sister with the pediatrician who treats her to find out more clearly the results of your other sister's examination (heart examination, eye examination, hearing examination, etc.).

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