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Volume 10, Number 9—September 2004


Viral Loads in Clinical Specimens and SARS Manifestations

I.F.N. Hung*, V.C.C. Cheng*, A.K.L. Wu†, B.S.F. Tang*, K.H. Chan*, C.M. Chu‡, M.M.L. Wong§, W.T. Hui*, L.L.M. Poon*, D.M.W. Tse§, K.S. Chan‡, P.C.Y. Woo*, S.K.P. Lau*, J.S.M. Peiris*, and K.Y. Yuen*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Queen Mary Hospital at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), People’s Republic of China; †Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China; ‡United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China; §Caritas Medical Centre, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China

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Table 1

The dominant clinical features and laboratory abnormalities of 154 patients with SARSa

Clinical feature On admission (%) Days 10–15 (%)
Oxygen desaturation 2 (1.4) 73 (47.4)
Diarrhea 15 (10.6) 67 (43.5)
Lymphopenia 105 (68.1) 126 (81.8)
Hepatic dysfunction 34 (22.1) 60 (39.0)
Abnormal urinalysis findings NA 87 (56.4)

aSARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome; NA, not applicable.

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