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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.

About misdiagnosis:

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.

 

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