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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Research

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Clinical Outcome and Prognostic Correlates1

Ping Tim Tsui*Comments to Author , Man Leung Kwok*, Hon Yuen*, and Sik To Lai*
Author affiliations: *Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong, China

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Table 5

Relationship between healthcare worker status and other prognostic variables

Variable Non-HCW HCW p value
Age
42±14
37±11
0.007
Onset-to-treatment (d)
5.3±3.0
3.8±2.2
0.001
Neutrophil (x109/L)
4.5±2.8
3.9±1.5
0.04
Lactate dehydrogenase (IU/L) 276±161 188±63 <0.001

aHCW, healthcare worker.

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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.

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