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Misdiagnosis of Allergic reaction

Misdiagnosis of Allergic reaction

A diagnosis of an allergic reaction may be overlooked or delayed because symptoms may be mild in some people and/or may not occur very often. In addition, some symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea can mimic symptoms of other conditions. These include a cold, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, influenza, food intolerances, sinusitis, or eating too many hard-to-digest foods.

Allergies and the allergens that cause them can be difficult to diagnose and may be both over-diagnosed and under-diagnosed at different times. A full evaluation by a primary care physician or nurse practitioner in conjunction with an allergist or asthma specialist may be needed to properly diagnose the specific allergy that causes an allergic reaction....more about Allergic reaction »

Alternative diagnoses list for Allergic reaction:

For a diagnosis of Allergic reaction, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Allergic reaction:

Diseases for which Allergic reaction may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Allergic reaction is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Allergic reaction: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Allergic reaction: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Allergic reaction

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic difficulties include asthma (perhaps surprisingly), COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, mesothelioma, smoker's cough, AIDS-related respiratory conditions (see AIDS), chronic pneumonia, and other respiratory diseases. Rare possibilities include diseases like psittacosis (bird-related lung infection). See other types of chronic lung diseases.

Allergic reaction: Rare Types

Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:

Misdiagnosis and Allergic reaction deaths

Allergic reaction is a condition that can possibly be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Allergic reaction or confirming a diagnosis of Allergic reaction, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Allergic reaction may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Allergic reaction. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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