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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
  1. N L Müller1,
  2. J M FitzGerald2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr N L Müller, Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9;
    nmullervanhosp.bc.ca

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The radiological manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) typically consist of focal unilateral or bilateral areas of hazy increased density (ground glass opacities) or airspace consolidation (fig 1A).1 In most patients the abnormalities gradually improve over several days following treatment. Approximately 20–25% of patients, however, show …

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