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Are there some genetic reasons I get upper respiratory tract infection off and on?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Rarely

Certain patients get recurrent upper respiratory infections that exceed the normal number that most people are susceptible to getting.
Sometimes people have allergic rhinitis/allergies that can be difficult to discern from a minor upper respiratory tract viral infection or sinusitis. Rarely, certain deficiencies in our immune system can cause recurrent respiratory infection, so talk to your doctor.

In brief: Rarely

Certain patients get recurrent upper respiratory infections that exceed the normal number that most people are susceptible to getting.
Sometimes people have allergic rhinitis/allergies that can be difficult to discern from a minor upper respiratory tract viral infection or sinusitis. Rarely, certain deficiencies in our immune system can cause recurrent respiratory infection, so talk to your doctor.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: URTI

As of 2012, there are no genetic reasons to get recurrent urti, however there are rare diseases, e.
g. Immotile cilia syndrome that may be associated with frequent urti and sinus infections. With immune deficiency (some of which are genetic) recurrent urti, sinus, and middle ear infections can develop. Children who attend a day care can have frequent urti (up to 1/mo) in the first year.

In brief: URTI

As of 2012, there are no genetic reasons to get recurrent urti, however there are rare diseases, e.
g. Immotile cilia syndrome that may be associated with frequent urti and sinus infections. With immune deficiency (some of which are genetic) recurrent urti, sinus, and middle ear infections can develop. Children who attend a day care can have frequent urti (up to 1/mo) in the first year.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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