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Clinical and Laboratory Features of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Vis-À-Vis Onset of Fever

Ching-Lung Liu; Yen-Ta Lu; Meng-Jen Peng; Pei-Jan Chen; Rong-Luh Lin; Chien-Liang Wu; Hsu-Tah Kuo;
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  • Published: 09 Aug 2004 Journal: Chest, volume 126, pages 509-517 (issn: 0012-3692, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Study objectives: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a rapidly progressive disease caused by a novel coronavirus (CoV) infection. However, the disease presentation is nonspecific. The aim of this study was to define clearly the presentation, clinical progression, and laboratory data in a group of patients who had SARS. Design: Retrospective observational study. Setting: A tertiary care medical center with 51 negative-pressure isolation rooms in Taipei, Taiwan. Patients: Fifty-three patients with SARS seen between April 27 and June 16, 2003. Results: Fever ( ie , temperature > 38°C) was the most common symptom (98%) and the earliest. When admitted to the...
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free text keywords: Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Article, clinical course, coronavirus, laboratory data, nasopharyngeal swab, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, severe acute respiratory syndrome, ALT, alanine aminotransferase, AST, aspartate aminotransferase, bp, base pairs, CK, creatine kinase, CoV, coronavirus, ED, emergency department, FD, day since fever of > 38°C began, HCW, health-care worker, LDH, lactate dehydrogenase, PCR, polymerase chain reaction, PPE, personal protective equipment, RDS, respiratory distress syndrome, RT, reverse transcriptase, SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, WHO, World Health Organization, Emergency department, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Disease Presentation, Respiratory disease, medicine.disease, Pathognomonic, Diarrhea, medicine.symptom, Retrospective cohort study, Internal medicine, Progressive disease, business.industry, business, Alanine transaminase, biology.protein, biology
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