Upper respiratory infection

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Background

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Influenza-Like Illness

Cough

Acute (< 3 wks)

Chronic (> 8 wks)

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis.
  • Rule out other serious causes

Management

Disposition

  • Outpatient

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Tallman TA. Acute Bronchitis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski J, Ma O, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, T. eds. Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2011
  2. Tallman TA. Acute Bronchitis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski J, Ma O, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, T. eds. Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2011
  3. Choosing Wisely. Infectious Diseases Society of America. http://www.choosingwisely.org/clinician-lists/infectious-diseases-society-antbiotics-for-upper-respiratory-infections/

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