Table 1

Clinical features of seven patients who died of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Patients
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CLD, chronic liver disease; COAD, chronic obstructive airway disease; CVS, cardiovascular disease; EM, electron microscopy for SARS associated coronavirus CoV; HT, hypertension; MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome; NA, not available; NPA, nasopharyngeal aspirate.
*Duration of illness or treatment.
Age69647681447981
SexMMMFMMM
Premorbid diseaseCVSCLDMDSCOADCLDCVSHT
Illness (days*)49116161920
Ribavirin (days*)147No121414
Hydrocortisone (days*)No47No101516
Intubation (days*)168No121516
Viral isolation
NPA+++NA++
Lung++
Small intestine+++++NA
Lung EM++++++