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Infectious Diseases >> SARS

Treatment

Antibiotics are sometimes given in an attempt to treat bacterial causes of atypical pneumonia. Antiviral medications have also been used. High doses of steroids have been given to reduce lung inflammation. In some serious cases, serum from people who have already recovered from SARS (convalescent serum) has been given. While some medicines have been tried, no drug at this time, be recommended for prophylaxis or treatment Other supportive care such as supplemental oxygen, chest physiotherapy, or mechanical ventilation is sometimes needed.

 
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