Many acute diseases may go away on their own, or can be treated with a simple course of antibiotics or other prescription medications. There are some acute diseases, however, that come on suddenly and produce life-threatening symptoms.


What are the most common acute illnesses?

  • Pneumonia.
  • Croup.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Typhoid.
  • Strep throat.
  • Respiratory tract infection.
  • Burns.
  • Viral or bacterial infection.

Contact your primary Care Doctor with any concerns.