Upper respiratory tract infections.

  title={Upper respiratory tract infections.},
  author={Neena Jain and Rakesh Lodha and Susheel Kumar Kabra},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={68 12},
Acute respiratory infections accounts for 20-40% of outpatient and 12-35% of inpatient attendance in a general hospital. Upper respiratory tract infections including nasopharyngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and otitis media constitute 87.5% of the total episodes of respiratory infections. The vast majority of acute upper respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses. Common cold is caused by viruses in most circumstances and does not require antimicrobial agent unless it is complicated by… CONTINUE READING


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