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Respirology. 2018 Feb;23(2):130-137. doi: 10.1111/resp.13196. Epub 2017 Oct 20.

MERS, SARS and other coronaviruses as causes of pneumonia.

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1
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
2
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) have been considered to be relatively harmless respiratory pathogens in the past. However, after the outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and emergence of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), HCoVs have received worldwide attention as important pathogens in respiratory tract infection. This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical characteristics among SARS-coronaviruses (CoV), MERS-CoV and other HCoV infections.

KEYWORDS:

Middle East respiratory syndrome; human coronaviruses; pneumonia; severe acute respiratory syndrome

PMID:
29052924
DOI:
10.1111/resp.13196
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