Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) involve the infection and inflammation in the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx and the larynx. They include a range of conditions like the common cold, rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, epiglottitis, a life-threatening condition, and tracheitis. Mostly of viral origin, URTIs are the leading cause for morbidity. This animation evaluates the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management of these illnesses.
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• Medical animation explaining Upper Respiratory Tract infections (Running time: 23:01 minutes)
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Editor: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC. Dr. Brook is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Paediatric Research, and the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Society, apart from being a member of more than 20 professional organizations. Dr. Brook serves as an Assistant Editor and member of the Editorial Board of several medical journals.
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