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Rubella in the mother presents as - Fever, arthralgias, and lymphadenopathy followed by a rash that spreads from the face down to the rest of the body. In the child of a pregnant mother: child presents with wide pulse pressure and a continuous machine-like murmur (PDA). In normal development, the PDA is derived from the left 6th aortic arch and plays an important role in helping deoxygenated blood bypass the lungs during gestation. This structure is usually eliminated at birth but may remain in infants with some diseases or genetic conditions. An important risk factor for PDA is congenital rubella.

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