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TORCH

 
toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes virus, which are perinatal infections of concern in maternal and neonatal care. All causative organisms in this group are capable of crossing the placenta and damaging the fetus.

TORCH

(tōrch),
Acronym for toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, and herpes simplex. See: TORCH syndrome.

TORCH

[tôrch]
abbreviation for toxoplasmosis, other, rubella virus, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex viruses, a group of agents that can infect the fetus or the newborn, causing a constellation of morbid effects called the TORCH syndrome.

TORCH

(tōrch)
Acronym for toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, and herpes simplex.
See: TORCH syndrome

TORCH

Acronym for Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes simplex virus infections. This group of infections is often routinely looked for in investigating ill infants, especially if there is a possibility of CONGENITAL infection. The practice has been criticized as being wasteful and inefficient.
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