Upper Respiratory Infection (cont.)

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What is the outlook for a patient suffering from an upper respiratory infection?

In general, the outcome of upper respiratory infection is good. The majority of these cases are due to viral infections which are self-limited. Bacterial infections, people with weak immune systems, and those with complications of upper respiratory infections (listed above) may have less favorable prognosis.

Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

REFERENCE: eMedicine.com; "Upper Respiratory Tract Infection."


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/15/2014

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