Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) is a general name for the many different types of common respiratory infections. Examples include common cold, flu, pharyngitis, croup, etc. The acronym URTI is often pronounced as “erty” by doctors and medical professionals. Symptoms are usually the very familiar symptoms of the common cold ...

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Introduction: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Respiratory viruses can infect any age group. Severe complications are often restricted to children and the elderly. These viruses are most commonly transmitted by airborne droplets or nasal secretions and can lead to a wide spectrum of illness. In the ...1

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Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Most respiratory tract infections, especially those of the upper respiratory tract, are mild and not incapacitating. Upper respiratory tract infections often cause rhinorrhea or pharyngitis. Cough is often present in either upper or lower tract infections. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book ...2

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Specific Causes of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Respiratory syncytial virus: RSV is one of the common viruses that cause coughs and colds in winter. ...Source: GOV.UK3 ...

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Causes List for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Some possible causes of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Upper respiratory tract infections Common upper respiratory tract infections include:

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References

  1. Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ guidance/ respiratory-viruses
  2. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ respiratory-infections
  3. Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ government/ collections/ respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-guidance-data-and-analysis
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Respiratory-tract-infection/ 

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