A 21-year-old member asked:
can bacteria cause lower respiratory tract infections?
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
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, sore throat, ear or sinus infection, may cause another person bronchitis, or pneumonia.
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are several types: streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, atypical bacteria such as chlamydophila pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, and legionella pneumophila. Also sometimes haemophilus influenzae, klebsiella pneumoniae, escherichia coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa and moraxella catarrhalis.
6500 viewsReviewed Mar 10, 2019
Last updated Mar 10, 2019
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