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SARS is the abbreviation of Severe acute respiratory syndrome that is one of the severe forms of viral respiratory diseases, which is of zoonotic origin. The same is caused by the SARS coronavirus. Such individuals would experience very high temperatures that are accompanied with severe chills, fatigue and also muscle pain with lack of appetite. There could be some dry cough to.
HOW IS SARS DIAGNOSED?
Listening for abnormal lung sounds with the help of a stethoscope and x-rays and CT scans of the chest would help to show a pulmonologist any signs and symptoms of pneumonia which most often occurs with SARS. Antibody tests and rapid polymerase chain reaction tests can be recommended to diagnose this disease.
HOW IS SARS TREATED?
Usually such patients are treated by giving them a dose of strong antibiotics. This is followed with antiviral medicines and in some cases hospitalisation is also needed. Steroids are provided in case the lungs are to swelled up.