Severe acute respiratory syndrome can be mild in children

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Dec;23(12):1172-4.


A 13-year-old boy contracted severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The clinical course was mild, and no specific treatment was given. His recovery was spontaneous and complete. SARS in children can be a mild and self-limiting disease. The use of the World Health Organization/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention case definitions may not be adequate for the diagnosis of SARS in children.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome / physiopathology