Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Background

  • SARS = Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  • Mainly Asia
    • Commonly isolated from civet cat
  • Coronavirus spread by respiratory droplet transmission

Specific Coronavirus Sub-Types of Clinical Importance

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Influenza-Like Illness

Cough

Acute (< 3 wks)

Chronic (> 8 wks)

Causes of Pneumonia

Bacteria

Viral

Fungal

Parasitic

Evaluation

  • CXR (abnormal in 75% of cases at presentation)
    • Patchy consolidation in peripheral lung fields

Management

Disposition

  • Admit

See Also

References

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