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Misdiagnosis of Hantavirus

Diseases for which Hantavirus may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Hantavirus: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Hantavirus

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common cold.

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen or adult with a persistent cough may actually have whooping cough. This is particularly dangerous for babies too young to be vaccinated, and any un-vaccinated children. Whooping cough can be fatal to an infant. The cough symptoms of whooping cough is usually productive initially, but then becomes a persistent dry cough, lasting up to 100 days. Elderly grandparents may also be a reservoir of undiagnosed whooping cough.

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Hantavirus:

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

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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