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ToRCHeS Infections

ToRCHeS Infections

Group of infections that can cross the placenta, they stand for :-•Toxoplasma gondii•Rubella•Cytomegalovirus (CMV)•HIV•Herpes simplex virus (HSV-2 is more common, although HSV-1 is also possible)•SyphilisSigns and symptoms are nonspecific due to multiple infections, but they can be listed as :-•Hepatosplenomegaly•Fever•Poor feeding•Growth retardation•Jaundice•Thrombocytopenia•Hearing impairment•Mental retardation•Autism•Death

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