Corpus ID: 10338074

Tuberculosis in a SARS outbreak.

  title={Tuberculosis in a SARS outbreak.},
  author={C. Wong and King-Ying Wong and Tse Sam Grace Law and Tak-Tai Shum and Yu-Kai Li and Wai-Keung Pang},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  volume={67 11},
  • C. Wong, King-Ying Wong, +3 authors Wai-Keung Pang
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA
  • Preoccupied with the diagnosis of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in a SARS outbreak, doctors tend to overlook other endemic diseases, such as tuberculosis. Incorrectly labeling a patient as SARS may result in serious consequences. Single isolation being not always possible, the patient may have to be isolated with a group of SARS patients. The following article reports how a young girl suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis was erroneously diagnosed as SARS in an outbreak. Isolated… CONTINUE READING
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