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Is pneumonia an example of upper respiratory infection?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pneumonia is an example of a lower respiratory tract infection (ie in the lungs).
Examples of upper respiratory tract infections include sinusitis, rhinitis, tracheitis. (infections of the sinuses, nose or upper airway respectively).

In brief: No

Pneumonia is an example of a lower respiratory tract infection (ie in the lungs).
Examples of upper respiratory tract infections include sinusitis, rhinitis, tracheitis. (infections of the sinuses, nose or upper airway respectively).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

No it involves the lung tissue and so is a lower respiratory tract infection.

In brief: No

No it involves the lung tissue and so is a lower respiratory tract infection.
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Dr. Michael DePietro
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