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Misdiagnosis of Scabies

Alternative diagnoses list for Scabies:

For a diagnosis of Scabies, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Scabies:

Diseases for which Scabies may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Scabies is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Scabies: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Scabies: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Scabies:

Scabies may be confused with other skin irritations such as poison ivy or eczema. To make an accurate diagnosis, a doctor takes a scraping of the irritated area and examines it under a microscope, to reveal the presence of the mite. (Source: excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Common Misdiagnoses and Scabies

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "digestive imbalance" where there are too few remaining "good" bacteria in the digestive system. The treatment is typically to use "probiotics", such as by eating yoghurt cultures containing more of the good bacteria. See digestive imbalance and probiotics.

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.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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