Misdiagnosis of Acanthosis nigricans
Diseases for which Acanthosis nigricans may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Acanthosis nigricans
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Acanthosis nigricans
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often
seen by physicians for this reason.
children may receive treatment for fungal skin infections.
See misdiagnosis of psoriasis or symptoms of psoriasis.
Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions
are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often
in child patients than in adults.
Some of the overlooked conditions may include hypertension, diabetes, acanthosis nigricans, etc.
See misdiagnosis of obesity or introduction to obesity.
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Acanthosis nigricans
or confirming a diagnosis of Acanthosis nigricans,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Acanthosis nigricans may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Acanthosis nigricans.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.