Misdiagnosis of Autoimmune diseases
Diseases for which Autoimmune diseases may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Autoimmune diseases
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Autoimmune diseases
Adrenal gland disorder difficult to correctly diagnose: Addison's disease, a disorder of the adrenal glands,
causes a variety of symptoms, and is often misdiagnosed in early stages.
Common misdiagnoses include depression or schizophrenia.
Cushing's disease can be mistaken for depression: Cushing's disease (or similarly Cushing's syndrome) is a possible misdiagnosis for a person
diagnosed with depression.
It is an endocrine disorder with many depressive-like characteristics,
but also some physical symptoms; see symptoms of Cushing's disease.
Cushing's disease may also have schizophrenia-like symptoms such as paranoia and delusions,
leading to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia.
Manic or euphoria type symptoms are also possible, with a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder.
See overviews of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Cushing's disease.
Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Autoimmune diseases:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Autoimmune diseases:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Autoimmune diseases
or confirming a diagnosis of Autoimmune diseases,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Autoimmune diseases may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Autoimmune diseases.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.