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Misdiagnosis of Cataracts

Alternative diagnoses list for Cataracts:

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

Diseases for which Cataracts may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Cataracts: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Cataracts may include these medical conditions:

Cataracts: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Cataracts

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less severe possibilities. Some level of memory decline is normal with aging, and even a slight loss of acuity may be noticed in the 30's and 40's. Other conditions can also lead a person to show greater forgetfulness. For example, depression and depressive disorders can cause a person to have reduced concentration and thereby poorer memory retention.

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from a side effect or interaction between multiple drugs that the elderly patient may be taking. There are also various other possible causes of dementia.

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly harmless. see the various causes of tremor and misdiagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years, and Parkinsons-like symptoms around age 50. See misdiagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Cataracts: Rare Types

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

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Cataracts:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Cataracts:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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