Severe acute respiratory syndrome in children.

  title={Severe acute respiratory syndrome in children.},
  author={Lauren J. Stockman and Mehran S. Massoudi and Rita F. Helfand and Dean E Erdman and Alison M Siwek and Larry J. Anderson and Umesh Parashar},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={26 1},
BACKGROUND Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a febrile, respiratory tract illness caused by infection with the newly identified SARS-associated coronavirus. A notable feature of the 2003 global SARS outbreak was the relative paucity of cases reported among children. We reviewed the epidemiologic and clinical features of SARS in children and discuss implications of these findings for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of SARS. METHODS We performed a literature search to identify… CONTINUE READING