Volume 9, Number 11—November 2003
Coronavirus-positive Nasopharyngeal Aspirate as Predictor for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Mortality
|Clinical progress/outcome||Positive RT-PCR for coronavirus n=156 (%)||Negative RT-PCR for coronavirus n=62 (%)||p value|
|Patients requiring ICU care
|Patients requiring mechanical ventilation
|Patients developing acute renal failure
|Death||20 (12.8)||2 (3.2)||0.044a|
aFisher exact test was applied if number was <5; RT-PCR, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction.
Page created: January 21, 2011
Page updated: January 21, 2011
Page reviewed: January 21, 2011
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.