Table I.

Characteristics of patients with SARS

Cohort for Convalescent Samples
Mild-to-Moderate SARSSevere SARSTotal
No. of patients (%)91 (71)37 (29)128
Male/female (n)18/739/2827/101
Age (year), mean ± SDa31 ± 1042 ± 1334 ± 12
Clinical complications: n (%)
 Liver28 (31)20 (54)48
 Kidney1 (1)1 (5)2
 Cardiac0 (0)2 (5)2
Treatment with steroid: n (%)68 (75)32 (86)100 (78)
Cohort for Acute Samples
RecoveredFatalSignificance
No. of patients8711
Male/female (n)46/417/4NS
Age (year), mean ± SD43 ± 259 ± 5p = 0.007
Aspartate aminotransferase162 ± 8444 ± 4p < 0.001
Alanine aminotransferase129 ± 58183 ± 13NS
  • a p-value is equal to 0.01.