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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0009443

NCI Thesaurus Code: C34500  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: An acute inflammatory process that affects the nasopharynx. It is caused by viruses. Signs and symptoms include fever, coughing, sneezing, and sore throat.

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.

You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them. You can also inhale the germs. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. Washing your hands and staying away from people with colds will help you avoid colds.

There is no cure for the common cold. For relief, try

  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Drinking fluids
  • Gargling with warm salt water
  • Using cough drops or throat sprays
  • Taking over-the-counter pain or cold medicines

However, do not give aspirin to children. And do not give cough medicine to children under four.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

CSP Definition: catarrhal disorder of the upper respiratory tract, which may be viral or a mixed infection; marked by acute coryza, slight rise in temperature, chilly sensations, and general indisposition.

MSH Definition: A catarrhal disorder of the upper respiratory tract, which may be viral or a mixed infection. It generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
acute coryza
Acute infective rhinitis
Acute nasal catarrh
Acute nasopharyngitis (common cold)
Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]
Acute nasopharyngitis
Acute rhinitis
Cold, Common
Colds, Common
Cold
Common cold (disorder)
Common Cold [Disease/Finding]
Common cold syndrome
Common Colds
common cold
Coryza (acute)
Coryza, Acute
CORYZA
Head cold
Infective nasopharyngitis NOS
Infective nasopharyngitis
Infective rhinitis
Nasal catarrh, acute
Nasopharyngitis, acute
Rhinitis (infective)
Rhinitis infective
RHINITIS, ACUTE
Rhinitis, infective
URI (head cold)
VIRAL UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C34500 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN often caused by a picornavirus; do not confuse CATARRH in animals with MALIGNANT CATARRH, a herpesvirus infection of cattle or with NASAL CATARRH see RHINITIS MSH
AQL BL CF CI CL CN CO DG DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RH RT SU TH TM UR VE VI MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000017005 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XE0Xl SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 10/01/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 0944-4849 CSP
DID 3099-9293 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20030131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXCLUDES1 acute pharyngitis (J02.-) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 acute sore throat NOS (J02.9) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 pharyngitis NOS (J02.9) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 rhinitis NOS (J31.0) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES1 sore throat NOS (J02.9) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 allergic rhinitis (J30.1-J30.9) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 chronic pharyngitis (J31.2) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 chronic rhinitis (J31.0) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 chronic sore throat (J31.2) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 nasopharyngitis, chronic (J31.1) ICD10CM
EXCLUDES2 vasomotor rhinitis (J30.0) ICD10CM
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
ICE Coryza (acute); Nasal catarrh, acute; Nasopharyngitis: {NOS; acute; infective NOS}; Rhinitis: {acute; infective} ICD9CM
INCLUSION_TERM Coryza (acute) ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Nasal catarrh, acute ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Nasopharyngitis: infective NOS ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Nasopharyngitis: NOS ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Rhinitis: acute ICD10
INCLUSION_TERM Rhinitis: infective ICD10
IPX -J00 ICPC
IPX -J02.R ICPC
IPX -J06 ICPC
MDA 19990101 MSH
MESH_DEFINITION A catarrhal disorder of the upper respiratory tract, which may be viral or a mixed infection. It generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. NDFRT
MESH_DUI D003139 NDFRT
MESH_NAME Common Cold NDFRT
MESH_UI M0004864 NDFRT
MMR 20080708 MSH
MN C02.782.687.207 MSH
MN C08.730.162 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/commoncold.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Simplified https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#Chinese - Simplified MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL French https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#French MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Hmong https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#Hmong MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Khmer https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#Khmer MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Portuguese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#Portuguese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/commoncold.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Tagalog https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#Tagalog MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Vietnamese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/commoncold.html#Vietnamese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NDFRT_KIND DISEASE_KIND NDFRT
NUI N0000000824 NDFRT
ORDER_NO 12361 ICD10CM
RXAUI 3134314 RXNORM
RXAUI 3134644 RXNORM
RXAUI 3134645 RXNORM
RXCUI 1022907 RXNORM
SNOMED_CID 82272006 NDFRT
SNOMEDID DE-35210 SNOMEDCT_US
SOS Excludes: nasopharyngitis, chronic (472.2); pharyngitis: {acute or unspecified (462); chronic (472.1)}; rhinitis: {allergic (477.0-477.9); chronic or unspecified (472.0)}; sore throat: {acute or unspecified (462); chronic (472.1)} ICD9CM
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS J00 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~J00 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS J00 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~J00 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XE0Xl SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~DE-35210 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T009152 MSH
TERMUI T009153 MSH
TERMUI T009154 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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