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Misdiagnosis of Rosai-Dorfman disease

Misdiagnosis of Rosai-Dorfman disease

Rosai-Dorfman disease may be misdiagnosed as a viral illness or malignancy. Specific tests on a sample (biopsy) of the enlarged lymph node are required to diagnose Rosai-Dorfman disease....more about Rosai-Dorfman disease »

Common Misdiagnoses and Rosai-Dorfman disease

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have heavy periods, since they actually have a bleeding disorder. Severe afflictions may result in the women receiving a hysterectomy unnecessarily, when the underlying cause has not been identified. See the introduction to Von Willebrand's disease and bleeding disorder.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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