Upper respiratory infections (URIs) account for billions of dollars in annual healthcare costs, and acute URIs are among the most frequent chief complaints for urgent or acute care visits. Although URIs are typically viral, these infections are the most common reason for the prescription of antibiotics for adults.
Although viruses are by far the most common cause of URIs, both bacteria and viruses may be implicated. The clinical spectrum of URIs ranges from the common cold and influenza to acute bronchitis and even respiratory distress syndromes. It is often difficult, clinically, to pinpoint exactly what is causing the URI, as clinical presentations often overlap and causes can be quite similar.
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