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Hong Kong Med J. 2003 Jun;9(3):199-201.

Treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome with convalescent plasma.

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Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.


In March 2003, an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome started in Hong Kong. A 57-year-old woman had a typical presentation, including fever, non-productive cough, malaise, lymphopenia, and raised liver aminotransferases. The clinical course and successful treatment with convalescent plasma, ribavirin, and corticosteroids are discussed.

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