Respiratory tract infection

A Respiratory Tract Infection is an infection of the airways, anywhere from the mouth region down into the lungs. These are usually separated into two types. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI), which affects the mouth and throat, such as the common cold. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections refer to lung infections ...

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Introduction: Respiratory tract infection

Summary: An infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract. ...1,2

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Symptoms of Respiratory tract infection

Symptoms of an RTI can include:

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Causes List: Respiratory tract infection

Some of the causes of the condition may include:4 Causes of Respiratory Tract Infection:

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Causes List for Respiratory tract infection

Some possible causes of Respiratory tract infection or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Respiratory tract infection

Healthcare professionals generally make a distinction between:

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Treatments: Respiratory tract infection

Treatment for an RTI depends on the cause. For example, infections caused by bacteria can be treated with antibiotics. ...Source: NHS Choices UK7 ...

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Vaccinations for Respiratory tract infection

You can also ask your GP about any vaccines you can have to help protect against some RTIs. See the 'Adults' tab on The NHS vaccinations schedule page for more information about these. ...Source: NHS Choices UK8 ...

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS ; Respiratory infection ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)9 ...

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References

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  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN167673/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ congenital-heart-disease/ complications/ 
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Respiratory-tract-infection/ 
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ congenital-heart-disease/ complications/ 
  8. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Respiratory-tract-infection/ 
  9. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN167673/ 

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