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Infection of Rubella,What is the meaning of IgM and IgG ?

My wife had an Infection of Rubella 3 months back. Now we are about to do IVF. The doctor suggested to do IgM and IgG tests before starting IVF. The blood tests shows IgM - 3.2 IgG - 167 What is the meaning of IgM and IgG ? and how it differs? Is it safe to start the treatment? Will it cause any defects to the coming baby?
Wed, 17 Mar 2010
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Once there is positive Rubella infection means she is immune to rubella for life time as it is a viral infection and it gives lifetime immunity like measles. So do not worry hat ever the result is it will not affect your baby. IgG and Igm are type of immunoglobulines.They differ according to their size to cross placental barrier. Now you can start IVF treatment.
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Today Torch test has disclosed that my wife is suffering from Rubella infection. The blood test shows 1gG 62.43, 1gM 0.47& Rubella avidity is 72. Now this her second pregnency , earlier also she had same infection and we did abort the baby at that time. Now we are deeply worry, again will it cause defect to baby.

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