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what divides the upper and lower respiratory tract

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
The term....: "upper respiratory infection" usually refers to the common cold, but generally means any infection that effects the upper part of the respiratory (bre ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several codes: Depending on the exact lower respiratory illness.
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Too many: There are multiple different lower respiratory tract illnesses. Bronchitis, pneumonia, copd, asthma, etc., etc., etc. You can probably pick your ill ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
48 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic lung disease: Anyone with chronic lung disease, such as asthma, smokers, those with immune problems, and elderly people, are more at risk.
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Patient and source: Those who are more in contact with the source, people with baseline lung problems such as asthma, copd, immunocompromised individuals, and elderly, or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: All the same viruses that can cause the common cold, as well as others, (influenza virus, measles, etc.) can cause lowere respiratory infection (bronc ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Lower respiratory: Upper respiratory infections involve upper airways such as throat, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes, trachea as, nd bronchi. When the ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by many viruses, many bacteria, and all the same infectious agents that can cause one person a simple cold, sor ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Different causes: The upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, upper airways) are usually infected by viruses. While annoying, these viruses can be cleared by our immune ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
REMOVE FB's: Any foreign body in 'the respiratory tract' probably should be removed. Foreign bodies in the bronchi/trachea of the lungs can cause irritation, cough ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
35 years experience Pulmonology
Not really: By using special masks you can decreased the chances but we are all involved in this planet we need to drecreased pollution, recycle products & hel ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Ontogeny: Recapitulates Phylogeny. This article explains the whole concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_theory

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