Q. What are some of the important considerations when diagnosing and treating Upper Respiratory Infections?

A1. Differentiating between a bacterial infections and the flu is critical because complications associated with Influenza can be deadly in “high risk” patients.  A2. The CDC notes that rapid influenza testing has a sensitivity ranging from approximately 50% to 70% meaning that up to half of influenza cases relying on repaid flu swab test results will produce false negatives. A3.  Bacterial […]
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