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Misdiagnosis of Thalassemia

Misdiagnosis of Thalassemia

A diagnosis of thalassemia may be missed or delayed in populations that lack a newborn screening program because the childhood symptoms may appear gradually and are not unique to thalassemia....more about Thalassemia »

Alternative diagnoses list for Thalassemia:

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

Diseases for which Thalassemia may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Thalassemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Thalassemia

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.

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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