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Is upper respiratory tract infection the same as atypical pneumonia?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Atypical pneumonia is usually caused by bacteria such as mycoplasma pneumoniae.
It is an infection in the lower respiratory tract. An upper respiratory tract infection is more similar the a.

In brief: No

Atypical pneumonia is usually caused by bacteria such as mycoplasma pneumoniae.
It is an infection in the lower respiratory tract. An upper respiratory tract infection is more similar the a.
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Upper respiratory infection refers to infection of the nose, throat and sinuses.
Atypical pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by mycoplasma, chlamydophilia and legionella sps.

In brief: No

Upper respiratory infection refers to infection of the nose, throat and sinuses.
Atypical pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by mycoplasma, chlamydophilia and legionella sps.
Dr. Michael Ein
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