Treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome with convalescent plasma

Hong Kong Med J. 2003 Jun;9(3):199-201.


In March 2003, an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome started in Hong Kong. A 57-year-old woman had a typical presentation, including fever, non-productive cough, malaise, lymphopenia, and raised liver aminotransferases. The clinical course and successful treatment with convalescent plasma, ribavirin, and corticosteroids are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Convalescence*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Plasma / immunology
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / blood
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / therapy*