In Utero TORCH infections
TORCH is an acronym for a group of diseases that cause congenital (present at birth) conditions if a fetus is exposed to them in the uterus.
TORCH stands for:
- other (such as syphilis, varicella, mumps, parvovirus and HIV)
- herpes simplex
Leading the way in fetal care
Through the joint work of researchers, genetic specialists, surgeons, and other care providers, Boston Children's Hospital's Advanced Fetal Care Center is breaking new ground in the understanding of fetal anomalies, with the goals of early detection and treatment for a growing number of complex health concerns.