Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Evaluation

The evaluation of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Tests that may be used to evaluate severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) include:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome References
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