Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Clinical Outcome and Prognostic Correlates1
|Inclusion criteria||Exclusion criterion|
|Radiographic evidence of infiltrates consistent with pneumonia||A case should be excluded if an alternative diagnosis can fully explain the illness|
|Temperature >38°C or history of such temperature at any time in the past 2 days|
|At least two of the following:|
|History of chills in the past 2 days Cough (new or increased cough) or breathing difficulty General malaise or myalgia Known history of exposure|
aSARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome.
1P.T. Tsui and M.L. Kwok were coprincipal investigators and responsible for data collection. Dr. Tsui wrote the manuscript. H. Yuen and S.T. Lai led and fine tuned the research from hypothesis generation to writing the paper.