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Recognizing TORCH Group of Infections on Fetal Sonography

Bhargavi Patham, Sandesh Subramanya

Keywords : TORCH infection,prenatal ultrasound,pregnancy,syphilis,HIV infection

Citation Information : Patham B, Subramanya S. Recognizing TORCH Group of Infections on Fetal Sonography. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 3 (4):47-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1035

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Maternal infections with TORCH group of organisms during pregnancy pose a threat to the fetus in acquisition of congenital abnormalities. Detailed ultrasonographic screening and serological testing provide vital clues to the early diagnosis of these infections in the fetus. We summarize the clinical features associated with TORCH with special emphasis on the in utero ultrasound-guided diagnosis.


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