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How does sars differ from bacterial pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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 no antibiotic treatment for sars, and one must rely on support of the patient until the infection runs its course.

In brief: 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 no antibiotic treatment for sars, and one must rely on support of the patient until the infection runs its course.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Viral vs bacterial

Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) was caused by mutated corona virus.
Infected people first developed systemic symptoms, e.g., fever, malaise, and myalgia. In few days, nearly all infected adults developed pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards). Overall case fatality was 10%, however, fatality was 50% or more in patients over 60 years old.

In brief: Viral vs bacterial

Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) was caused by mutated corona virus.
Infected people first developed systemic symptoms, e.g., fever, malaise, and myalgia. In few days, nearly all infected adults developed pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards). Overall case fatality was 10%, however, fatality was 50% or more in patients over 60 years old.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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