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What are treatment options for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is often treated as atypical pneumonia would be. Such treatment would include hospitalization and help breathing, which might include mechanical respiration. To date, a truly effective medication has not been identified, but a combination of antiviral drugs may provide some benefit. Much of the research about the use of drugs to treat SARS remains inconclusive or incomplete.

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