Misdiagnosis of Hatzfeldt syndrome
Hatzfeldt syndrome: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Hatzfeldt syndrome may include these medical conditions:
- High levels of melatonin and serotonin cause malfunctioning of the neural arch innervating the epiphysis and the hypothalamic region of the brain. Melatonin is related to the circadian clock in humans, hence affecting sleeping patterns
- Other biochemicals associated with SNED are dopamine, cortisol as well as somatotropin
- more causes...»
Hatzfeldt syndrome: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Hatzfeldt syndrome
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, crawling, or burning sensations in the legs,
with the irresistable urge to move the legs.
This need for leg movement leads to tossing and turning, or getting up out of bed,
all of which interferes with the ability to fall asleep.
The sufferer then has the typical symptoms of sleep deprivation during the day: fatigue, tiredness,
morning headaches, irritability, poor concentration and so on.
This condition is sometimes misdiagnosed as other conditions
such as ADHD, sleep disorders, other causes of insomnia, or other causes of leg tingling.
Many patients also suffer from a related disorder called
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), which causes leg spasms
or other jerky movements.
See introduction to RLS or introduction to PLMD.
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Hatzfeldt syndrome
or confirming a diagnosis of Hatzfeldt syndrome,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Hatzfeldt syndrome may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Hatzfeldt syndrome.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.