Clinical presentations and outcome of severe acute respiratory syndrome in children
Publication in refereed journal


Times Cited
Web of Science235WOS source URL (as at 28/02/2021) Click here for the latest count
Altmetrics Information
.

Other information
AbstractHong 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.
All Author(s) ListHon 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
Journal nameLancet
Detailed descriptionPublished Online .
Year2003
Month5
Day17
Volume Number361
Issue Number9370
PublisherLANCET LTD
Pages1701 - 1703
ISSN0140-6736
eISSN1474-547X
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGeneral & Internal Medicine; Medicine, General & Internal; MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

Last updated on 2021-01-03 at 01:45