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Epidemiological, Demographic, and Clinical Characteristics of 47 Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Disease from Saudi Arabia: A Descriptive Study

Assiri, A., Al-Tawfiq, J.A., Al-Rabeeah A.A., et al. (2013). Epidemiological, Demographic, and Clinical Characteristics of 47 Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Disease from Saudi Arabia: A Descriptive Study. (Abstract only.) Lancet Infectious Disease. (9):752-61.

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health provided an analysis of 47 individuals with laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV disease. Data suggest that the clinical presentation of MERS-CoV infection ranges from asymptomatic to severe pneumonia with the acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock and multi-organ failure resulting in death. At least two cases had a consumptive coagulopathy during the course of their illness.
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