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Critical care medicine for emerging Middle East respiratory syndrome: Which point to be considered?

Viroj Wiwanitkit

Keywords : Critical care medicine, emerging, Middle East respiratory syndrome

Citation Information : Wiwanitkit V. Critical care medicine for emerging Middle East respiratory syndrome: Which point to be considered?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (9):528-530.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.164802

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a new emerging respiratory tract infection. This coronavirus infection is firstly reported from the Middle East, and it becomes threat for the global public health at present due to its existence in a remote area such as USA and Korea. The concern on the management of the patients is very important. Since most of the patients can develop severe respiratory illness and critical care management is needed, the issue on critical care for MERS is the topic to be discussed in critical medicine.


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