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I need a lot of info on torch virus. Like what diseases does it cause?

I need a lot of info on torch virus. Like what diseases does it cause?

TO.R.C.H infections: Torch is a word composed of the first letters of several infections that can be passed to a fetus during pregnancy. Toxoplasmosis is acquired from uncooked meat or prolonged exposure to spores in kitty litter.Rubella (german measles).Cytomegalovirus( if acquired during pregnancy through community spread) and herpes simplex virus ( type i or ii). All can produce serious problems. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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What exactly does it mean when the baby doctor says torch exposure virus?

What exactly does it mean when the baby doctor says torch exposure virus?

Initials for germs: Torch is an acronym, a word composed of initials of various germs. The toxoplasma germ, rubella virus, cytomegalovirus & herpes virus are all germs known to cause congenital infections in babies that can result in many problems. ...Read more

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I got missed of 1 month pregnency, after torch evalution it was rubella virus, herpes, & CMV infection, doc prescribe me spiramycin, now what to do?

I got missed of 1 month pregnency, after torch evalution it was rubella virus, herpes, & CMV infection, doc prescribe me spiramycin, now what to do?

Weigh risks: Not sure i completely understand, but if you were diagnosed with rubella or CMV early in pregnancy, there could be some serious effects on the baby. How far along are you? You may want to consider ending the pregnancy if the infection reached the fetus. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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Which disease is caused by virus in the summer?

Many: Lots of viruses such as epstein-barr virus are not seasonal so occur all year round but certain viruses occur much more commonly during the summer months including the enteroviruses such as coxsackie virus and the mosquito-borne viruses such as west nile, california encephalitis and dengue viruses. ...Read more

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What disease is caused by the smallpox virus?

What disease is caused by the smallpox virus?

Smallpox: There were 2 clinical types of smallpox. Variola minor was less severe than Variola Major. Smallpox from Variola Minor had a death rate of 1% or less. 90% or > unvaccinated smallpox cases fell under the category of “ordinary Smallpox”. The overall fatality rate for Smallpox was 30%. Malignant (AKA flat) Smallpox made up 5 to 10% of cases, was usually fatal & mostly effected children. > ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

We do not know: People inherit the ability to make antibodies against their thyroid. Whether virus or bacteria or stress brings out this epigenetic possibility is speculation. ...Read more

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What medical diseases can cause hypertension? Are there any medical diseases or viruses that can cause hypertension? .

What medical diseases can cause hypertension? Are there any medical diseases or viruses that can cause hypertension?

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Many: Renal atey stenosis, co-arctation of the aorta, adrenal adenoma, just to name a few . All pts should be screened when they present with a new DX of HTN to see if they have a secondary source of the high BP that be treated. ...Read more

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Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Sure: True influenza is always caused by an influenza virus but there are lots of influenza-like viruses caused by other respiratory viruses and the stomach 'flu, not an influenza at all. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a disease is caused by a virus or bacteria?

How can I tell if a disease is caused by a virus or bacteria?

Lab tests: can help to differentiate as it isn't always obvious from symptoms alone. ...Read more