TORCH test for fetal medicine indications: only CMV is necessary in the United Kingdom

@article{AbdelFattah2005TORCHTF,
  title={TORCH test for fetal medicine indications: only CMV is necessary in the United Kingdom},
  author={Sherif A. Abdel-Fattah and Abha Bhat and Sebastian Enrique Illanes and Jose Luis Bartha and David Carrington},
  journal={Prenatal Diagnosis},
  year={2005},
  volume={25}
}
To review the indications and value of TORCH testing (toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes) for fetal medicine reasons. 

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Congenital Infections, Part I: Cytomegalovirus, Toxoplasma, Rubella, and Herpes Simplex

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