Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 23rd, 2004
In a study from China, the "role of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus as an enteric pathogen was investigated in a cohort of 142 patients with SARS who were treated with a standard treatment protocol."
"Data from daily hematological, biochemical, radiological, and microbiological investigations were prospectively collected, and the correlation of these findings with diarrhea was retrospectively analyzed," explained V.C.C. Cheng and coauthors at the University of Hong Kong.
"Sixty-nine patients (48.6%) developed diarrhea at...
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