Misdiagnosis of Sarcoidosis
Alternative diagnoses list for Sarcoidosis:
For a diagnosis of Sarcoidosis,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Sarcoidosis:
Diseases for which Sarcoidosis may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Sarcoidosis
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Rare Types of Sarcoidosis:
- Thyroid disease associated sarcoidosis
- Autoimmune disorders associated sarcoidosis
- Hypopituitarism related to neurosarcoidosis
- Hyperprolactinemia associated sarcoidosis
- Hypervitaminosis D associated sarcoidosis
- More rare types »
Sarcoidosis: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Sarcoidosis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Sarcoidosis:
The doctor confirms the diagnosis of sarcoidosis by eliminating other
diseases with similar features. These include such granulomatous diseases as
berylliosis (a disease resulting from exposure to beryllium metal),
tuberculosis, farmer's lung disease (hypersensitivity pneumonitis), fungal
infections, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and cancer of the lymph nodes
(Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI)
Common Misdiagnoses and Sarcoidosis
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer
from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often
seen by physicians for this reason.
children may receive treatment for fungal skin infections.
See misdiagnosis of psoriasis or symptoms of psoriasis.
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The reasons are multifactorial.
Possible conditions include chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, hemochromatosis,
or other types of liver condition.
See introduction to liver disease or misdiagnosis of liver disease.
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.
Sarcoidosis: 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 Sarcoidosis
or confirming a diagnosis of Sarcoidosis,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Sarcoidosis may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Sarcoidosis.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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