Upper Respiratory Infections and Acute Bronchitis

  • Arch G. MainousIII
  • William J. Hueston
Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)


Upper respiratory infections include uncomplicated upper respiratory infections also known as the “common cold,” acute otitis media, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, and acute sinusitis. These conditions, along with acute bronchitis, are very common illnesses that are seen often in outpatient settings and are widely treated with antibiotics; in fact, they are the primary indications for outpatient antibiotic prescriptions. These conditions tend to have overlapping clinical characteristics, yet evidence regarding the utility of antimicrobial treatments varies across different infections.


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