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Acute Respiratory Tract Infection: Home


Use for:

  • Respiratory infections

Used for:

  • Respiratory organs—Infections [Former heading]
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

Narrower terms:

  • Cold (Disease)
  • Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
  • Influenza
  • Legionnaires' disease
  • SARS (Disease)
  • Whooping cough

Broader terms:

  • Infection
  • Respiratory organs—Diseases

Related terms:

  • Diabetic acidosis
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin





Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

Scope Note

Acute respiratory infection is a serious infection that prevents normal breathing function. It usually begins as a viral infection in the nose, trachea (windpipe), or lungs. If the infection is not treated, it can spread to the entire respiratory system.

Acute respiratory infection prevents the body from getting oxygen and can result in death. If you suspect that you or someone else may be suffering from this condition, contact a medical professional immediately. Also, acute respiratory infections are infectious, which means they can spread from one person to another.

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