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Can viruses cause upper respiratory tract infections?
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Rhinitis, nasopharyngitis or the common cold, pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis or sinusitis, and laryngitis can be caused by viral infections.
Most common viruses: rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, influenza virus, coronavirus, and coxsackievirus.

In brief: Yes
Rhinitis, nasopharyngitis or the common cold, pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis or sinusitis, and laryngitis can be caused by viral infections.
Most common viruses: rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, influenza virus, coronavirus, and coxsackievirus.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
The most common cause of the common cold, sore throat, sinus infection, bronchitis or even many ear infections are cold viruses.
But also bacteria such as strep, staph, hemophilus, pneumococcus, moraxella, can cause all the same diseases.

In brief: Yes
The most common cause of the common cold, sore throat, sinus infection, bronchitis or even many ear infections are cold viruses.
But also bacteria such as strep, staph, hemophilus, pneumococcus, moraxella, can cause all the same diseases.
Dr. Henry Bloom
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