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Upper Respiratory Infection

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Acute and chronic bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is very common among both children and adults and is generally caused by lung infections. Approximately 90% of these infections are viral in origin, and 10% are bacterial. Repeated attacks of acute bronchitis, which weaken and irritate bronchial airways over time, can result in chronic bronchitis. Learn more with this slideshow.

Sudden, piercing pain in the ear is the hallmark of an ear infection. The pain may be worse when lying down, making it difficult to sleep. Other symptoms include trouble hearing, fever, fluid drainage from ears, dizziness and congestion.

Diagnosing acute otitis media

Ear infections are one of the most common diagnoses in sick children in the United States. It is estimated that 75% of all children experience at least one episode of acute otitis media before the age of three years. Learn more about common causes, symptoms and treatment in this slideshow.

Adenoidectomy does not stop URTIs

Children who underwent adenoidectomy to manage recurrent upper-respiratory-tract infections continued to have a comparable infection rate to youngsters who went the watchful-waiting route.

Upper respiratory infection

Also called Common cold, upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), acute rhinitis, acute nasopharyngitis, acute rhinosinusitis ICD-9 codes 460 acute nasopharyngitis (common cold) 465.0 acute laryngopharyngitis 465.8 acute upper respiratory infections (URIs) of other multiple sites 465.9 acute URIs of unspecified site Incidence Average U.S. adult has two to four colds per year; average schoolchild has…

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