Microbiologic characteristics, serologic responses, and clinical manifestations in severe acute respiratory syndrome, Taiwan

Po Ren Hsueh, Cheng Hsiang Hsiao, Shiou Hwei Yeh, Wei Kung Wang, Pei Jer Chen, Jin Town Wang, Shan Chwen Chang, Chuan Liang Kao, Pan Chyr Yang, Ding Shinn Chen, Yuan Teh Lee, Che Ming Teng, Hong Nerng Ho, Ming Fu Chang

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Abstract

The genome of one Taiwanese severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) strain (TW1) was 29,729 nt in length. Viral RNA may persist for some time in patients who seroconvert, and some patients may lack an antibody response (immunoglobulin G) to SARS-CoV >21 days after illness onset. An upsurge of antibody response was associated with the aggravation of respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1163-1167
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Hsueh, P. R., Hsiao, C. H., Yeh, S. H., Wang, W. K., Chen, P. J., Wang, J. T., Chang, S. C., Kao, C. L., Yang, P. C., Chen, D. S., Lee, Y. T., Teng, C. M., Ho, H. N., & Chang, M. F. (2003). Microbiologic characteristics, serologic responses, and clinical manifestations in severe acute respiratory syndrome, Taiwan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 9(9), 1163-1167. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0909.030367