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What is the main difference between sars and pneumonia

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
None: Sars is a viral pneumonia with systemic systems - i.e. It is a specific kind of pneumonia. Pneumonia is simply any infection involving the lung; fung... Read More
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
SARS is a type : Pneumonia is any infection of the lungs. Sars is a particularly severe pneumonia that can cause respiratory failure and require life support. It is ca... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Viral vs bacterial: SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) was caused by mutated coronavirus. Infected people first developed systemic symptoms, e.g., fever, malaise, ... Read More
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Virus: Sars in caused by a virus, which is a different kind of infectious organism compared to bacterial pneumonia. One consequence of this is that there is ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
SARS vs influenza: Both of these viral infections are bad news - SARS is worse, since there's no good antiviral treatment or vaccine, whereas at least flu has antiviral ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
SARS- CoV-2: Both FLU & COVID 19 can cause fever, congestion, cough, fatigue, body aches (& possibly nauseas, vomiting & diarrhea). Testing can help to... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Viral type: The SARS illness was caused by a coronavirus and "swine flu" is the influenza subtype H1N1. Both result in a severe pneumonia and can result in multi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
2 different viruses: SARS or severe acute respiratory syndrome was an explosive outbreak of adult respiratory distress syndrome that started in Hong Kong in 2003. Within ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the COVID 19 disease. The disease is more contagious than many past outbreaks (like SARS-CoV - the 2003 Severe Acu... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID -19: The name of the virus that causes Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This is considered ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Definition: Adult respiratory distress syndrome is a condition which has multiple triggers and a complex pathophysiology. Sars is a viral infection which has the... Read More
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Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrillo
Specializes in Medicina Ocupacional
Lack of evidence: There is some evidence about worse outcomes in males, among ill people. But this evidence is not enough to establish a radical different treatment in ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Definition: Adult respiratory distress syndrome is a condition which has multiple triggers and a complex pathophysiology. Sars is a viral infection which has the... Read More

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