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Acute respiratory coronavirus infection

Disease definition

Severe acute respiratory syndrome is an infectious acute pulmonary disease induced by a coronavirus. It begins with flu-like symptoms, including high fever that may be accompanied by headache and myalgies, cough, and shortness of breath. Most people with SARS subsequently develop pneumonia.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: U04.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C1175175
  • MeSH: D045169
  • GARD: 9237
  • MedDRA: 10061982

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