Upper Respiratory Infection

About- Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) is an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract including the nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx

Symptoms-
 Fever
 Fatigue
 A headache
 Swallowing difficulty
 Wheezing
 A sore throat
 Stuffy nose
 A cough
 
Causes-
Both viruses and bacteria can cause acute 
Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). Below are the names of some common viruses and bacterias which can cause Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI).

Viruses
 Rhinovirus
 Adenovirus
 Coxsackie virus
 Parainfluenza virus
 Respiratory syncytial virus
 Human metapneumovirus
 
Bacteria
Group A/C beta-hemolytic streptococci
 Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)
 Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhoea)
 Chlamydia pneumoniae (chlamydia)
 
Specialists to visit
 Infection Disease Specialist
 General Physician

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
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https://www.medicinenet.com
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