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Misdiagnosis of Breathing difficulty

Misdiagnosis of Breathing difficulty

Diagnosing breathing difficulty and its cause may be delayed or missed because in some cases, breathing difficulty may progress gradually, such as in COPD, or it may not be severe enough for a person to seek medical care. In other cases, a person may be unaware of breathing difficulty, such as in sleep apnea.

Breathing difficulty can be a sign of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately. Breathing difficulty is a symptom of many different conditions, so a thorough medical evaluation is needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the reason for breathing difficulty....more about Breathing difficulty »

Breathing difficulty: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Breathing difficulty: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Breathing difficulty

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.

Breathing difficulty: Rare Types

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

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Breathing difficulty:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Breathing difficulty:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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