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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.?
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?
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
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
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
Dr in TORCH result if in some results igg negative and igm on faint positive or borderline what are the chances increase in igM value after 6 months??
Best to check: In 6-12 weeks, depending on which IgM was elevated, and why was it checked in the first place? ...Read more
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
Many things: The back of the throat, the tonsils, the tongue, the mucous membranes, the teeth and gums, and surrounding structures. ...Read more
If we go to eye specialists, for eye related complaints, then what do they check, with the help of torch?
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?
I had 2 miscarrages in past. The 1st miscarrage was in 8th week 2nd one is on 6 weeks. Doctor suggested for torch test. I have pco problem. Guide me?
PCOS: You need to find a Gyne-Endocrinologist to work with, someone who understands PCOS and how hard it is to conceive with this disease of hormonal imbalance and infertility. It takes a special doctor to manage PCOS, but women do conceive successfully under the proper care. Ask specifically for this type of specialist, you may need to change your OB for this, but it's worth the effort ...Read more