Term: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-01-07


"The upper respiratory tract consists of the nose, nasal cavity, larynx, and trachea, as well as some of the sinuses and air cells. Upper respiratory tract infections include the common cold (rhinitis), influenza, laryngitis (inflammation of the voice box), pharyngitis (sore throat), sinusitis, tonsillitis, and croup (in children)." ( Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine Web Site at Penn State University: http://www.hmc.psu.edu/healthinfo/uz/uprt.htm - accessed January 7, 2010).

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