Fast Five Quiz: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


January 22, 2021

Upper respiratory tract infection (URI) represents the most common acute illness evaluated in the outpatient setting. URIs range from the common cold — typically a mild, self-limited, catarrhal syndrome of the nasopharynx — to life-threatening illnesses such as epiglottitis. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to URIs because coronaviruses are common causes of colds and other URIs.

How much do you know about URIs, including key presentation aspects and best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge of this incredibly common condition with this short quiz.


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