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Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

The lower respiratory tract is defined as below and including the larynx. Due to the mucociliary escalator, the complex and abundant bacterial flora of the upper tract is much reduced in the larynx and trachea, and the bronchi are sterile in health. Respiratory tract infections … Continue reading

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Autosomal Recessive

A genetic condition that appears only in individuals who have received two copies of an autosomal gene, one copy from each parent. The gene is on an autosome, a nonsex chromosome. The parents are carriers who have only one copy … Continue reading

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