Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome–associated Coronavirus in Lung Tissue
|Predictor||Viral load >106 copies/g lung tissue||Viral load <106 copies/g lung tissue||Fisher exact test|
|Short duration of illness (<21 d)||5/5||0/6||p=0.002|
|Use of ribavirin||4/5||6/6||p=0.45|
|Use of steroids||1/5||5/6||p=0.08|
1Drs. Mazzulli and Farcas contributed equally to the manuscript. All authors jointly conceived and designed the study and wrote the report. Gabriella A. Farcas performed the majority of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction assays.