Conditions + Treatments

TORCH in Children

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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:

The "other" diseases described in this article include:


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 understanding and successfully treating a wide variety of fetal health concerns.

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