types of infection

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Broadly speaking neonatal infections are considered as those that are acquired in utero, and those that are acquired at birth. The former group is referred to using the TORCH acronym; however, it is clear that the distinction between these groups is poor and probably artificial, and is only included since the term remains in widespread use.

Last reviewed 01/2018