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Can viruses cause lower respiratory tract infections?
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Certain viruses are the common causes of lower respiratory tract infection: respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, and human metapneumovirus, also with some attention to rhinoviruses and some new viruses (human coronaviruses and bocavirus).

In brief: Yes
Certain viruses are the common causes of lower respiratory tract infection: respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, and human metapneumovirus, also with some attention to rhinoviruses and some new viruses (human coronaviruses and bocavirus).
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
All the same viruses that can cause the common cold, as well as others, (influenza virus, measles, etc.
) can cause lowere respiratory infection (bronchitis and pneumonia).

In brief: Yes
All the same viruses that can cause the common cold, as well as others, (influenza virus, measles, etc.
) can cause lowere respiratory infection (bronchitis and pneumonia).
Dr. Henry Bloom
Dr. Henry Bloom
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