What is a common upper respiratory system disorder?
Upper Respiratory Infection (URI, or Common Cold) Sinusitis. Allergic Rhinitis. Stridor. Congenital Laryngeal Stridor / Laryngomalacia.
What are two common disorders of the upper respiratory tract?
The most common upper respiratory tract infection is the common cold. However, infections of specific organs of the upper respiratory tract such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, pharyngitis and laryngitis are also considered upper respiratory tract infections.
What are the diseases affecting the respiratory system?
Diseases and conditions of the respiratory system fall into two categories: Infections, such as influenza, bacterial pneumonia and enterovirus respiratory virus, and chronic diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
What is the most common cause of upper respiratory infections?
The most common virus is rhinovirus. Other viruses include the influenza virus, adenovirus, enterovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus. Bacteria may cause roughly 15% of sudden onset pharyngitis presentations.