Hong Kong Med J 2009;15(Suppl 8):S8-10
Immunogenetic studies in SARS: developing a clinical prognostic profile for severe diseases
NLS Tang
Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
1. No major gene was found to influence the course and outcome of illness secondary to SARS-CoV infection.
2. Phenotypic variation in IP- 10 expression was not caused by any of the genetic factors investigated in this study.
3. Phenotypic measurements, instead of genetic markers, may be useful in future clinical applications.