Antiviral agents and corticosteroids in the treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Yu, W. C.; Hui, D. S. C.; Chan-Yeung, M.
August 2004
Thorax;Aug2004, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p643
Academic Journal
The epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) of 2003 caught the medical profession by surprise. The accumulated global total caught the medical profession by number of cases was 8098 with 774 deaths, a case-fatality ratio of 9.6%. Although the novel coronavirus was discovered within weeks, treatment was inevitably empirical as controlled clinical trials were not possible during the epidemic of this new and serious illness.


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