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TORCH infection during pregnancy. Research


TORCH infection during pregnancy. Research

TORCH infection during pregnancy. Research

What is TORCH infection?

Abbreviation for T.O.R.C.H. appeared from the first letters of the most dangerous infections for the fetus:

T (toxoplasmosis) - toxoplasmosis

O (other) - other infections (hepatitis B, syphilis, chlamydia, other infections caused by various viruses and bacteria)

R (rubella) - rubella

C (cytomegalia) - cytomegalovirus infection

H (herpes) - herpes I-II, type II

How dangerous are TORCH infections?

During pregnancy, the primary infection of any of the TORCH infection groups is dangerous. That is, a meeting with an infection to which immunity has not been developed. The presence of an infection in a pregnant woman can provoke an abortion at any time. It is also important to know that the risk of developing fetal pathology is higher with acute infection than with chronic infection.

When do you need to get tested?

The examination should be carried out 2-3 months before the planned pregnancy and every 2 months during pregnancy. It is also mandatory to test for the presence of the rubella virus at 16-18 weeks of gestation. Identification of TORCH - infection before pregnancy makes it possible to carry out therapeutic or preventive measures, as well as in the future to compare the results before and during pregnancy.

Laboratory research on TORCH infection will clarify the situation

An important feature of TORCH group infections is that symptoms may not be present or they may be mild, so the diagnosis only on clinical manifestations (rash, fever, etc.) is often difficult. More accurate is laboratory diagnostics - the determination of immunoglobulins in the blood.

Preparation for research:

- donated blood on an empty stomach

- within 3 weeks before the study, do not take antibacterial and antiviral drugs

After receiving the results of the study, consult with your doctor.

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