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Misdiagnosis of Leg rash

Leg rash: Misdiagnosis

There are many causes of leg rash that can be difficult to diagnose. Although leg rash is a hallmark symptom of undiagnosed diabetes (see misdiagnosis of diabetes), there are many other causes.

Chronic leg rash can be a symptom of various disorders with diagnostic difficulty, such as psoriasis, eczema, allergic dermatitis, and other skin disorders.

A rash on the leg can also have many of the same causes as a rash on other parts of the body. See causes of rash for a long list of possible causes of a rash.

Leg rash: Related Misdiagnoses

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes, particularly of Type 2 diabetes, but also Type 1 diabetes. They can also occur with poor diabetic control. However, there are many other possible causes of leg rashes. See causes of leg rash or misdiagnosis of diabetes.

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of diabetes.

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.

Leg rash: Possibly Deadly Misdiagnoses

Some of the causes, which may potentially be dangerous or fatal if left undiagnosed, may include:

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Leg rash:

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