Explanation Of TORCH Examination Lab Results?
Tonight .. I want to ask about the lab results..Topoplasmosis igG positive and CMV igG positive ?? … because I was pregnant twice and the baby did not develop then curettage. thank you
Hello, thanks for the question.
Toxoplasmosis and CMV (cytomegalovirus) are a group of TORCH infections, which are abbreviations used for Toxoplasmosis, other infections (syphilis, HIV, Varicella-zoster, and measles), Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes simplex virus. TORCH infection can cause dangerous effects especially in pregnant women because it can cause complications in the fetus, in the form of disability to fetal death. Therefore, TORCH examination before or during pregnancy is very important. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasitic Toxoplasma gondii which can infect the central nervous system and eyes, causing fetal disability. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a type of virus that can cause developmental disorders in the fetus, which can include hearing loss, vision problems, pneumonia, convulsions, abnormalities. mentally, and so on. TORCH infection is known by examining antibodies made by the body after the body is exposed to these germs, there are two types of antibodies examined, namely IgM and IgG. IgM is an antibody that is produced immediately after the body is exposed to the disease, whereas IgG is an advanced antibody that forms in the body where its concentration in the blood can decrease after several months or years and will remain for life with low concentrations. In other words, IgM indicates an infection that is active, whereas IgG indicates never been infected by germs and is now no longer active. Toxoplasmosis and CMV testing results with positive IgG do not require special treatment, but if you plan to get pregnant again, monitoring should be done by a specialist obstetrics and gynecologist, the doctor will conduct question and answer and physical examination on the patient, and perform additional examinations, such as serial ultrasound for monitor fetal development. We recommend that the results of the examination be consulted back to the doctor who asked you to do the examination, the doctor will evaluate and plan the right treatment if you plan to get pregnant again. Pregnant women with IgG TORCH positive are strongly advised to carry out pregnancy control according to the schedule that the doctor has given, follow the advice and treatment from the doctor you meet, eat healthy and nutritious food and perfectly cooked food, drink water for at least 2 liters per day , get enough rest, avoid smoking, do psychological stress management, exercise regularly according to exercise for pregnancy, and avoid alcoholic drinks.
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