Patient Data, Early SARS Epidemic, Taiwan

Po Ren Hsueh, Pei Jer Chen, Cheng Hsiang Hsiao, Shiou Huei Yeh, Wern Cherng Cheng, Jiun Ling Wang, Bor Luen Chiang, Shan Chwen Chang, Feng Yee Chang, Wing Wai Wong, Chuan Liang Kao, Pan Chyr Yang, Ding Shinn Chen, Yuan Teh Lee, Che Ming Teng, Hong Nerng Ho, Pei Jer Chen, Ming Fu Chang, Jin Town Wang, Wei Kung Wang

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Of the first 10 patients in the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan, 4 were closely associated with a SARS patient in an airplane. Loose stools or diarrhea, hemophagocytosis syndrome, and high serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and tumor necrosis factor-α associated with lung lesions were found in all 10 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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