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SARS in newborns and children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15218286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a highly contagious infection caused by a newly discovered strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Infants born to pregnant women with SARS did not appear to acquire the infection through vertical transmission. Some newborn infants, however, developed severe intrauterine growth retardation and life-threatening gastrointestinal complications. It is now known that the clinical course and prognosis are different between paediatric and adult SARS patients. Young children (< 12 years), in general, run a less aggressive clinical course than do teenage and adult patients. Thus far, no fatalities have been reported in the paediatric age group (< or =18 years). This review describes the current understanding of the clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, immunological profiles, patient management and outcomes of SARS-CoV infection in the paediatric population.
Pak C Ng; Chi W Leung; Wah K Chiu; Shell F Wong; Ellis K L Hon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2004-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-25     Completed Date:  2004-12-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Fetal Growth Retardation / virology
Gastrointestinal Diseases / virology
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
Radiography, Thoracic
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome* / diagnosis,  therapy,  transmission
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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