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SARS – Lung Pathology

  • * Dry nonproductive cough – may show minimal lung infiltration. Recovery
  • * Lungs get fluid in bronchi- droplets infective and +ve for virus in culture and PCR. May also have co-infection with chlamydia/metapneumoviruses. Recovery
  • * Lung tissue destroyed due to ? immunological/cytokine mediated damage-Recovery unlikely.