[Clinical observation on treatment of 40 SARS uncertain patients with integrative traditional Chinese and Western medicine].
Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2003 Aug ;23(8):572-4. PMID: 14503052
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinic symptom improving time in uncertain SARS patients and the therapeutic effect of integrative Chinese and western medicine (ICWM) in treating SARS.
METHODS: The clinic symptoms, chest film and tongue figure of 40 uncertain SARS patients treated with ICWM were observed and T-lymphocyte subsets, serum coronavirus nucleic acid and antibody in 20 patients were tested dynamically.
RESULTS: All the symptoms, such as fever, sweating, fatigue, cough without phlegm, etc. were obviously improved after treatment. Lung shadow in chest film began to be absorbed 4.54 +/- 2.85 days, and obviously absorbed 7.74 +/- 4.68 days after treatment. CD3, CD4 and CD8 in 20 patients, which were lower than the normal range when hospitalization, began to increase 3 days later and gradually recovered to the normal in 6-10 days. Serum coronavirus nucleic acid was positive in 3 patients, coronavirus antibody positive in two and both were positive in one.
CONCLUSION: ICWM can improve the symptoms and regulate the immune function in uncertain SARS patients.