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TORCH Examination, Here's What You Need to Know

TORCH examination is an examination carried out to detect the presence of Toxoplasmosis, other infections / Other infections, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes simplex virus (abbreviated TORCH), in pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant, to prevent complications in the fetus. Some other infections that are included in the TORCH are syphilis, HIV, Varicella-zoster, and measles. The details of the diseases classified as TORCH are as follows: Toxoplasmosis. This is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii which can infect the central nervous system and eyes. If a pregnant woman suffers from toxoplasmosis, the Toxoplasma gondii parasite can spread from mother to fetus through the placenta and cause abnormalities in the fetus.Other Infection. This category arises because found several organisms that can cause complications in the fetus. Syphilis, Varicella-zoster (chicken pox), measles, HIV, and Zika are infections that can cause problems in the fetus. In pract…
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