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What is the main difference between sars and pneumonia

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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Dr. Jay Park
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49 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 0-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Impractical idea: By the time you know a patient has symptomatic Covid-19 it has established itself inside the lung epithelial layers.It does not sit around on the surf ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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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