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Real time assay of Aspergillus should be used in SARS patients receiving corticosteroids

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1405
  1. Ya Ping Wu (, researcher,
  2. Ran Wei, professor,
  3. Jan Verhoef, professor
  1. Department of Haematology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, 3584CX Utrecht, Netherlands
  2. Basic Medical Science Institute, Taishan Medical College, Taian, Shandong, China 271000
  3. Eijkman-Winkler Centre for Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Inflammation, University Medical Centre Utrecht

    EDITOR—No consensus currently exists on treatment of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Wong et al reported that all patients with SARS received broad spectrum antibiotics and a combination of ribavirin and prednisolone.1 Intravenous methylprednisolone at high dosage was used in patients with respiratory distress or progressive …

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