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Misdiagnosis of Cellulitis

Misdiagnosis of Cellulitis

A diagnosis of cellulitis may be delayed because some symptoms may initially be nonspecific or mild. These include swelling, redness, and tenderness to the area where the cellulitis is forming. Other symptoms, such as headache or fever may be initially be assumed to be related to various infectious diseases or inflammatory processes, such as influenza....more about Cellulitis »

Alternative diagnoses list for Cellulitis:

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

Diseases for which Cellulitis may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Cellulitis: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Cellulitis may include these medical conditions:

Common Misdiagnoses and Cellulitis

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "digestive imbalance" where there are too few remaining "good" bacteria in the digestive system. The treatment is typically to use "probiotics", such as by eating yoghurt cultures containing more of the good bacteria. See digestive imbalance and probiotics.

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by physicians for this reason. children may receive treatment for fungal skin infections. See misdiagnosis of psoriasis or symptoms of psoriasis.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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