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:
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.
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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