Rubella is a contagious, viral disease which often presents with a low-grade fever, sore throat, a rash, and/or no symptoms at all.
Rubella virus has recently been identified in certain skin conditions that have granulomas, which are comprised of a collection of immune cells. These may present with brown, pink/red, or even purple firm areas on the skin, sometimes with pus.
We are working on a research project to identify cases of granulomas associated with Rubella for further evaluation. We will be testing tissue from your previous granuloma biopsies for rubella virus and collecting relevant medical information regarding these lesions. If your doctor or advanced practice practitioner has recommended additional testing for Rubella virus in your skin, please complete the form below and we will contact you about the project.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if:
- You are an adult age 18 years or older.
- You have a history of granulomas of the skin without a known cause.
- You have had a biopsy of the granulomas performed after January 1, 2005, which would be available for rubella testing.