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Symptom and Clinical Scores of Chen et al for Diagnosis of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a febrile patient during a severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) epidemic using the symptom and clinical scores of Chen et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

U04

Description:

Chen et al developed symptom and clinical scores for diagnosing patients with the severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) during an epidemic. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management and specific diagnostic tests. The authors are from the National Taiwan University.

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