URTIs

Definition: Upper respiratory tract infections Tonsilitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, epiglottitis, laryngitis Risk factors: Contact: overcrowding, school, daycare, travel, congregations Immunity, nutrition, age, smoking, immune status Aetiology: Nasopharynx: Rhinovirus, parainfluenza, RSV, adeno, corona, influenza viruses Oropharynx: Group A Strep, Epiglottitis: H. influenzae Larynx-trachea: Para influenza, staph aureus Bronchi: influenza, Strep pneumoniae, H. influenza Complications Rhinits: pharyngitis, tonsilitis, … Continue reading URTIs

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