Guidelines for primary treatment of acute upper respiratory infection (2018)

Guide name: Guidelines for primary treatment of acute upper respiratory infection (2018)

Issued by: Chinese Medical Association (CMA)

Post date: May 20, 2018

Brief introduction:

Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is a general term for acute inflammation of the nose, throat, or larynx. It is not a diagnosis, but a group of diseases, including the common cold, viral pharyngitis, laryngitis, herpetic pharyngitis, conjunctiva fever, and bacterial pharyngitis and tonsillitis. The main pathogens are viruses and a few are bacteria. The disease is usually mild, short duration, more self-healing, a good prognosis. But the incidence is high, sometimes can be accompanied by serious complications, need active prevention and treatment.

Classification: respiratory, general medicine

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