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Is asthma an example of upper respiratory infection?

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In brief: No.

Asthma is a disease of the lower respiratory tract - the bronchi.
It is also, usually, not an infection, but can be triggered by one.

In brief: No.

Asthma is a disease of the lower respiratory tract - the bronchi.
It is also, usually, not an infection, but can be triggered by one.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: No...

Although the symptoms may be similar, asthma is due to recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
Upper respiratory infections can trigger asthma exacerbations in susceptible patients.

In brief: No...

Although the symptoms may be similar, asthma is due to recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
Upper respiratory infections can trigger asthma exacerbations in susceptible patients.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: No

Asthma is not an example of any infection, upper or lower respiratory.
And asthma exacerbation can be triggered by a respiratory infection, but asthma is not an infection.

In brief: No

Asthma is not an example of any infection, upper or lower respiratory.
And asthma exacerbation can be triggered by a respiratory infection, but asthma is not an infection.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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