Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Outlook

What to expect with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS):

  • In most cases, SARS causes symptoms similar to influenza, and then resolves.
  • About 10 percent of people with SARS have died from respiratory failure.

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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