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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004

Clinical Manifestations, Laboratory Findings, and Treatment Outcomes of SARS Patients

Jann-Tay Wang*, Wang-Huei Sheng*, Chi-Tai Fang*, Yee-Chun Chen*, Jiun-Ling Wang*, Chong-Jen Yu*, Shan-Chwen Chang*Comments to Author , and Pan-Chyr Yang*
Author affiliations: *National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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Table 2

Initial laboratory data of 76 patients with SARSa

Laboratory parameters
(normal range) Mean ± standard deviation No. (%) of patients with abnormal data
Leukocyte counts (4–9 x 109/L)
6.0 ± 2.9


15 (19.7)

49 (64.5)
  Platelet counts (150–450 X 109/L)


35 (46.1)
AST (<35 U/L)
24c (35.3)
ALT (<35 U/L)
11d (23.9)
LDH (<460 U/L)
9e (56.3)
CK (<190 U/L)
17f (26.1)
CRP (<0.8 mg/dL) 3.9±3.6 53g (77.9)

aSARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; CK, creatine kinase; CRP, C-reactive protein.
bDefined as <1 X 109/L.
cOnly 68 patients had been tested.
dOnly 46 patients had been tested.
eOnly 16 patients had been tested.
fOnly 65 patients had been tested.
gOnly 68 patients had been tested.

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