Shedding Light on TORCH Diseases
Expires: April 1, 2014
1 credits, $39
Section: General Optometry / Systemic Disease
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TORCH diseases can cause birth defects in the unborn child if the mother contracts them during pregnancy. TORCH stands for Toxoplasmosis, Other (Varicella), Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex.
To teach optometric diagnosis of the five TORCH diseases, all of which can cause birth defects:
- Other (Varicella)
- Cytomegalovirus, and
- Herpes Simplex