Misdiagnosis of Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Alternative diagnoses list for Hypersensitivity pneumonitis:
For a diagnosis of Hypersensitivity pneumonitis,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Hypersensitivity pneumonitis:
Diseases for which Hypersensitivity pneumonitis may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
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.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: Rare Types
Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
or confirming a diagnosis of Hypersensitivity pneumonitis,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Hypersensitivity pneumonitis may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.