Talk:Vertically transmitted infection

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Proposed merge[edit]

I have proposed merging TORCH complex into this article for the following reasons:

  • This article would more appropriately cover VTIs in depth rather than just the five in TORCH complex
  • The TORCH complex bacteria are somewhat arbitrarily selected, and not grouped on any pathophysiological basis.

I think it would improve the overall quality of this article if the two were merged. LT90001 (talk) 12:31, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Support merge. TORCH appears to be a mnemonic to remember some important vertically transmitted infections, and as far as I know they differ from each other in terms of e.g. signs, diagnosis and management just as much as virtually any other vertically transmitted infection. Mikael Häggström (talk) 13:10, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. It's been a week now, so I performed the merge. Mikael Häggström (talk) 10:52, 5 October 2013 (UTC)


It has been suggested that IgG2 antibody can play crucial role in prevention of intrauterine infections and currently extensive research is going on for developing IgG2 based therapies for treatment and vaccination[1].

Kirtimaansyal (talk) 08:37, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

RE: cheaptorches "P – Parvovirus B19 (produces Hydrops faetalis, but it is NOT teratogenic)"

It certainly is teratogenic. It is an extrinsic disruption (edema secondary to aplastic anemia caused by the virus). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:54, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ • Syal K* and Karande AA. IgG2 Subclass Isotype Antibody and Intrauterine Infections. Current Science Vol. 102, No. 11, 10 June 2012.