Infections of the Respiratory Tract
Infections of the Respiratory Tract

Infections of the Respiratory Tract

by Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

Usually, respiratory tract infections can be categorized as affecting either the upper or the lower respiratory tract. Some examples of upper respiratory tract infections are acute bronchitis, the common cold, influenza, and respiratory distress syndromes. Although viruses are the most common culprit of upper respiratory tract infections, bacteria can cause them as well. Lower respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis, are often more serious. The clinical suspicion for more-dangerous pathology often relies on clinical signs and symptoms, as well as distinct radiologic findings. Prompt treatment of bacterial and fungal pathologies, as well as viral infections in immunocompromised populations, is especially important.

Course Details

  • Videos 20
  • Duration 1:32 h
  • Quiz questions 97
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Infections of the Respiratory Tract

 Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

Jeremy Brown, PhD, MRCP(UK), MBBS

Professor Jeremy Brown is a Professor of Respiratory Infection at the University College of London (UCL) in England, UK.
He obtained his PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of London in 1999. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at UCL, and Lead Teacher for respiratory medicine undergraduate teaching at the University College London Hospitals (UCLH).
Due to his achievements, he obtained a Welcome Advanced Research Fellowship for further scientific training at the University of Adelaide. He has also led internationally respected research programs in pneumonia prevention and antibiotic resistance.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Brown teaches courses on Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology.

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Pneumonia Dx
By Zohra D. on 12. November 2023 for Pneumonia: Diagnosis

Well-explained, well-organized, and easily comprehensible. It covers all the important information in detail, labs, DD, assessment of severity.

Great series on respiratory infections
By Samantha G. on 23. October 2022 for Infections of the Respiratory Tract

I appreciate the clear information given in a way that makes sense. This lecturer seems very knowledgeable and has a great voice as well, which makes it easier to listen to :)

Great summary of the most important facts and more.
By Marco-Aurelio D. on 30. September 2022 for Bronchitis and Pneumonia: Summary

Good Lecturer, professional appearance, good selection of high yield topics, combined with simple but important explanations on key physiopathological issues. Great experience.

By Asha N. on 03. February 2022 for Infections of the Respiratory Tract

Excellent course and far detailed and in depth compared to the other topics.