Congenital infections (mnemonic)

The group of the most common congenital infections are referred to by the mnemonic TORCH or STORCH. They usually cause mild maternal morbidity, but are related to serious fetal consequences 4.


There is a variation of this mnemonic that includes in utero syphilis infection:

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rID: 5667
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Congenital TORCH infections
  • S-TORCH infections
  • TORCH infection
  • STORCH infections

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