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Diagnosing itching and its cause may be delayed or missed because in some cases, itching may not be severe enough for a person to seek medical care. Itching is a symptom of many different conditions, so a thorough medical evaluation that may include skin patch testing is needed to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the reason for itching....more about Itching »
For a diagnosis of Itching, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Itching:
The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Itching:
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Itching or confirming a diagnosis of Itching, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Itching may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Itching. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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