Viral replication in the nasopharynx is associated with diarrhea in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome.

@article{Cheng2004ViralRI,
  title={Viral replication in the nasopharynx is associated with diarrhea in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome.},
  author={Vincent C.C. Cheng and Ivan F. N. Hung and Bone S.F. Tang and C. M. Chu and Maureen M L Wong and King Hong Chan and Alan K. L. Wu and Doris Man Wah Tse and Kin Sang Chan and B J Zheng and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris and Joseph J. Y. Sung and K. Y. Yuen},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={467-75}
}
The role of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus as an enteric pathogen was investigated in a cohort of 142 patients with SARS who were treated with a standard treatment protocol. Data from daily hematological, biochemical, radiological, and microbiological investigations were prospectively collected, and the correlation of these findings with diarrhea was retrospectively analyzed. Sixty-nine patients (48.6%) developed diarrhea at a mean (+/- standard deviation [SD]) of 7.6+/-2… CONTINUE READING
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