Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Lower Respiratory Tract Infections: An acute or chronic, viral or bacterial infectious process that affects the lower respiratory tract. ...1

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Symptoms of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Lower respiratory tract infections, particularly pneumonia, can be more severe. Lower respiratory tract infections are more likely to cause fever, dyspnea, or chest pain than upper respiratory tract infections. Cough is often present in either upper or lower tract infections ...2

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Specific Causes of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Staphylococcus aureus: The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of bloodstream, lower respiratory tract, skin, and soft tissue infections because of its particular ability to multiply and persist in host tissues. ...Source: NIAID (NIH)3 ...

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Causes List for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

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

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Types of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Lower respiratory tract infections Common lower RTIs include:

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References

  1. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  2. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ respiratory-infections
  3. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ research/ additional-way-s-aureus-evades-immune-system-attacks
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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