Clinical presentations and outcome of severe acute respiratory syndrome in children
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摘要Hong Kong has been severely affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Contact in households and healthcare settings Is thought to be important for transmission, putting children at particular risk. Most data so far, however, have been for adults. We prospectively followed up the first ten children with SARS managed during the early phase of the epidemic in Hong Kong. All the children had been in close contact with infected adults. Persistent fever, cough, progressive radiographic changes of chest and lymphopenia were noted in all patients. The children were treated with high-dose ribavirin, oral prednisolone, or intravenous methylprednisolone, with no short-term adverse effects. Four teenagers required oxygen therapy and two needed assisted ventilation. None of the younger children required oxygen supplementation. Compared with adults and teenagers, SARS seems to have a less aggressive clinical course In younger children.
著者Hon KLE, Leung CW, Cheng WTF, Chan PKS, Chu WCW, Kwan YW, Li AM, Fong NC, Ng PC, Chiu MC, Li CK, Tam JS, Fok TF
期刊名稱Lancet
詳細描述Published Online .
出版年份2003
月份5
日期17
卷號361
期次9370
出版社LANCET LTD
頁次1701 - 1703
國際標準期刊號0140-6736
電子國際標準期刊號1474-547X
語言英式英語
Web of Science 學科類別General & Internal Medicine; Medicine, General & Internal; MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

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