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What are the symptoms of torch syndrome?

What are the symptoms of torch syndrome?

Multitude: Torch stands for several infections: toxoplasmosis, other (syphilis), rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes virus. These can affect the fetus so the baby is born with a congenital infection. To read more go to this link: http://www. Childrenshospital. Org/az/site2044/mainpages2044p1.Html. ...Read more

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Torch Syndrome (Definition)

Is a cluster of symptoms caused by congenital infection with toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and other organisms including syphilis, ...Read more


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What symptoms are associated with torch syndrome?

What symptoms are associated with torch syndrome?

Multiple: The original torch complex described clinically similar congenital infections caused by toxoplasma gondii, rubella virus, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, types 1& 2, syphilis.Skin manifestations: rush, jaundice, vesicles, oral ulcers, or conjunctivitis; brain calcification, chorioretinitis, retinopathy, microcephaly; deafness, congenital heart disease, intrauterine growth retardation. ...Read more

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What causes pseudo-torch syndrome?

What causes pseudo-torch syndrome?

Non-infectious: Intracranial calcification and microcephaly, which represent the main clinical features of the torch-syndrome, can also be determined by a rare autosomal recessive infection-like condition named pseudo-torch syndrome. This emerging entity has been registered in eight families so far. It also called: baraitser-reardon syndrome. ...Read more

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What features define torch syndrome?

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What features define torch syndrome?

Torch syndrome: Infection of fetus or newborn, leading to fever, difficulty feeding, bleeding under skin, yellow skin, enlarged liver & spleen, hearing impairment. The torch stands for: toxoplasmosis, other agents, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex. ...Read more

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What are the tests for torch syndrome?

What are the tests for torch syndrome?

TORCHES: The TORCH screen is a group of blood tests that check the presence of antibodies for several different infections that may be present. TORCH stands for toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and HIV, but it can also include other newborn infections. Sometimes the test is spelled TORCHS, where the extra "S" stands for syphilis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: TORCH syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: TORCH syndrome?

TORCH syndrome: Is a cluster of symptoms caused by congenital infection with
toxoplasmosis,
rubella,
cytomegalovirus,
herpes simplex,
and other organisms including syphilis, parvovirus, and Varicella zoster. ...Read more

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What is TORCH test and why it is recommended?

What is TORCH test and why it is recommended?

TORCH test: TORCH is a panel of laboratory studies that test for infections in the first part of the pregnancy. It is used to screen infants for infections such as toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, syphilis and others. These infections may lead to birth defects, growth delay, and brain and nervous system problems in the baby. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some ideas on fat torching home workouts?

Can you tell me some ideas on fat torching home workouts?

Fat torching: Any exercise that builds muscle. Weight training will work better than longer periods of cardiovascular. If you're health is up to it running will burn calories very fast. You must build up slowly to allow your body to adapt to the increased stress. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which disease or for what purpose torch test is conducted?

Which disease or for what purpose torch test is conducted?

A placenta infection: Torch is an infection of the placenta that can cause fetal death or fetal growth retardation. It stands for toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex type 2. Toxoplasmosis is a parasite infection, all the others are infections caused by viruses. Evidence of a torch infection may be looked for in a mother who has a miscarriage or delivers a baby who is small for gestational age. ...Read more

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Hello unfotunately my english is not good. I gave an torch test and don't understand the response. Can you help me?

Hello unfotunately my english is not good. I gave an torch test and don't understand the response. Can you help me?

Try our other forums: This is the free informational HealthTap service. Questions and answers here are public, and neither medical care nor prescriptions are given. Perhaps you wish a consultation with a doctor via HealthTap's premium virtual consultation services. Try HealthTap PRIME for help with general medical cases, or try CONCIERGE (ask for Infectious Diseases or Ob-Gyn specialists) to ask about TORCH results. ...Read more

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What are torch IgG and IgM tests used for?

What are torch IgG and IgM tests used for?

Immune system: Igg are igm are different types of antibodies. Low levels are associated with a risk of infection. High levels can be a sign of infection or other disease. ...Read more

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What if cytomegalovirus IgG is 11.29 in torch test.?

What if cytomegalovirus IgG is 11.29 in torch test.?

Prior exposure: Given ubiquity of cmv, elevated igg titer may merely means the host had an exposure (infection) in the past. Igm titer rises even after reactivation of cmv. Detection of the virus from the target organ would be more meaningful. ...Read more

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What's meant by torch profile in medicine?

Viral infections: Torch represents congenital viral infections that may infect the fetus
toxoplasmosis
rubella
cmv
herpes virus I and ii
enterovirus may be added to the list. ...Read more

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For what purpose are torch tests conducted?

Congenital infection: Torch testing checks baby for congenital infections meaning infections that baby could be exposed to and acquire while in your womb during pregnancy.
Those infections are: toxoplasmosis, rubella, cmv, syphilis, herpes. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the torch family?

Yes: Rubella is the r in torch. It can cause harm to the fetus or newborn in women who develop rubella while pregnant. ...Read more

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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

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I work with a blow torch all day. Gets hot in shop. I feel very warm. Temp is 100.1. Is this due to the hotness of the room.

I work with a blow torch all day. Gets hot in shop. I feel very warm. Temp is 100.1. Is this due to the hotness of the room.

Possibly: There are numerous things that can elevate your body temperature, most commonly exercise, but the ambient temperature can also cause your own to rise, although very transiently. If you continue having fever or develop any other symptoms go and get seen by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I take care of a burn to one of my butt cheeks? I accidentally sat down on a torch.

How should I take care of a burn to one of my butt cheeks? I accidentally sat down on a torch.

Ouch!: You need to have the area looked at by a wound care physician or burn specialist. Seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Woke up with chest pain more torch the left side just above the brest this is going on way to long i, m thinking of going to ER.?

Woke up with chest pain more torch the left side just above the brest this is going on way to long i, m thinking of going to ER.?

Chest Pain: Chest pain may be a symptom of acute coronary syndrome (acs) which in its worst case leads to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Although it is less likely with tenderness to the chest wall, it is still possible in that setting. Go to the er or see your physician. ...Read more

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Hi. 4 months ago I had a missed abort at 7 week. I want to know if I should do again TORCH test, because I have done it once before 6 months. Thanks a lot?

Hi. 4 months ago I had a missed abort at 7 week. I want to know if I should do again TORCH test, because I have done it once before 6 months. Thanks a lot?

Not needed: If you did a TORCH titer 6 months ago PRIOR to the miscarriage 4 months ago and it was negative, it is unlikely that value should change in just 6 months. However, if you are having anxiety about this question, ask your MD to repeat the test. ...Read more

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What is torch test? What does IgG and IgM test mean?

What is torch test? What does IgG and IgM test mean?

Infectious Diseases: Torchs tests for various unusual disease such as toxoplasmosis, other, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes, syphilis. Mowt persons do not get these diseases but if they do-they may endanger the fetus. Ob's always test for immunity to rubella and the test for syphilis is always done. Igg is an antibody that shows that the person was exposed at one time. Igm looks for a recent infection. ...Read more

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Do people tell a concussion by shining a torch in your eyes?

Do people tell a concussion by shining a torch in your eyes?

Rarely: When doctors shine a light into the eyes, they are checking the pupillary reflex. This can be abnormal with a brain injury, but the absence of a abnormal pupillary reflex does not rule out a concussion or brain injury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what doctors check, in our eyes, with the help of torch?

Can you tell me what doctors check, in our eyes, with the help of torch?

No specialist: Uses a torch to check the eyes. There are certain Lasers that are used ti treat the eyes if needed, but no torches. ...Read more

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Torch: t IgG 162.59 iu/ml (+ve), t IgM 0.48 indax value, r IgG 83.50 (+ve), r IgM 0.46, c IgG 0.14 (+ve), c IgM 0.35 what does that mean & what is cure.

Torch: t IgG 162.59 iu/ml (+ve), t IgM 0.48 indax value, r IgG 83.50 (+ve), r IgM 0.46, c IgG 0.14 (+ve), c IgM 0.35 what does that mean & what is cure.

Common: The positive igg titers in this panel means there has been past exposure to these viruses, not necessarily that there is active infection. Past exposure to these viruses are very common and over half of the population may have positive igg titers on a torch screen. There is no cure for past exposure. What is important is if there are signs of active, acute infection. ...Read more

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Why do doctors shine a torch in your eyes when checking for concussion?

Why do doctors shine a torch in your eyes when checking for concussion?

Pupillary reaction: If the pupillary reaction is totally normal that means there is no herniation of parts of the brain due to trauma and pressure. ...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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What do doctors see through their torch when they ask a patient to open his / her mouth?

What do doctors see through their torch when they ask a patient to open his / her mouth?

Many things: The back of the throat, the tonsils, the tongue, the mucous membranes, the teeth and gums, and surrounding structures. ...Read more

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If we go to eye specialists, for eye related complaints, then what do they check, with the help of torch?

If we go to eye specialists, for eye related complaints, then what do they check, with the help of torch?

A torch: (or flashlight for non-British folks) is often used to check the pupillary response during the eye exam. It can be used for the external exam (eye lids, face etc) and to check the ocular alignment. ...Read more

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Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Hi, fetal ascites dx at 14w, fetal anomaly scan at 15w NAD, TORCH /Amnio NAD, what is the likelihood of a happy/healthy baby please?

Unclear: There is not enough information for us to offer an opinion. Schedule a follow up visit with your Obgyn to go over the sonogram results. If you are unclear on the results and plan then ask for a referral to a perinatologist for a second opinion ...Read more