Infections acquired in utero or during the birth process are a significant cause of fetal and neonatal mortality and an
important contributor to early and later childhood morbidity. The original concept of the TORCH perinatal infections was
to group five infections with similar presentations, including rash and ocular findings (1). This TORCH complex
encompasses the infections caused by Toxoplasma gondii, rubella virus, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus both
types 1 and 2 and other infective organisms. This review will concentrate on the traditional TORCH infections with
Syphilis, Parvovirus B 19, Group B Streptococci infection and Varicella discussed under 'Other Infections(8). Treatments
each vary as discussed however no specific therapy for certain infections has yet been established, thus prevention
protocols should be heeded to.