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The SARS epidemic: emergence of a new respiratory virus?
  1. T Seemungal
  1. 1Web editor, Thorax

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This clinical study of 138 patients from a Hong Kong hospital suggests that the severity of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (intensive care and/or death) was associated with advanced age, high peak lactate dehydrogenase level (LDH), and an absolute neutrophil count that exceeded the normal range at presentation. 78% of patients had consolidation on the chest radiograph at initial consultation.

Nineteen inpatients (6 in Hong Kong, 1 in Canada, 10 in Vietnam, 1 in Taiwan, 1 not stated) with SARS were identified as being infected with the SARS coronavirus determined by …

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