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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

TORCH

(tōrch),
Acronym for toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, and herpes simplex. See: TORCH syndrome.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

TORCH

(tōrch)
Acronym for toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, and herpes simplex.
See: TORCH syndrome
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005