Torch-complex meaning

(medicine) A set of perinatal infections that can lead to anomalies or fetal loss: toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus-2.
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Origin of torch-complex

  • Initialism. The TO originally stood for "toxoplasmosis" but is now understood as "toxoplasmosis and other infections".
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