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Severe acute respiratory syndrome mimicking acute abdomen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14996177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a novel epidemic disease. The clinical presentation can sometimes be very non-specific. The present study reports a case of SARS, which presented as acute abdomen, warranting laparotomy. The atypical presentation in the present case reminded us of the importance of strict infection control measures in all surgery-related specialist workplaces.
Authors:
Cheung San Tjiu; Kam Fung Leung; Heung Tat Leong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ANZ journal of surgery     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1445-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  ANZ J Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-03     Completed Date:  2004-07-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101086634     Medline TA:  ANZ J Surg     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong. davidtjiu@netvigator.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdomen, Acute / virology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Peritonitis / virology*
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / diagnosis*

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