Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Bhaskar Gurram, Rakesh Lodha, S. K. Kabra

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Abstract

Several cases of life threatening respiratory disease with no identifiable cause were reported from Guangdong Province, China; these were soon followed by reports from many other countries. The disease was named as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus, isolated from the respiratory secretions of patients, has been implicated in the causation of SARS. The modes of transmission include droplet spread, close contact, and Fomites; shedding of virus from respiratory tract is the primary mode of transmission. SARS clinically presents with high-grade fever, chills and rigors, myalgia, headache, cough with or without sputum production, dyspnea, and dizziness. Chest radiographs reveal unilateral or bilateral, predominantly peripheral, areas of consolidation progressing with in a short time of bilateral patchy consolidation. Preliminary reports suggest a milder illness in young children. The case definition of probable SARS cases, laboratory investigations and precautions for prevention of spread are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume70
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Fomites
Primary Headache Disorders
Virus Shedding
Chills
Coronavirus
Myalgia
Dizziness
Sputum
Causality
Respiratory System
Dyspnea
China
Fever
Thorax

Keywords

  • Children
  • Diagnosis
  • SARS

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Gurram, B., Lodha, R., & Kabra, S. K. (2003). Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 70(5), 401-405.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). / Gurram, Bhaskar; Lodha, Rakesh; Kabra, S. K.

In: Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 70, No. 5, 01.05.2003, p. 401-405.

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Gurram, B, Lodha, R & Kabra, SK 2003, 'Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)', Indian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 401-405.
Gurram, Bhaskar ; Lodha, Rakesh ; Kabra, S. K. / Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In: Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2003 ; Vol. 70, No. 5. pp. 401-405.
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