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Misdiagnosis of Tinea

Misdiagnosis of Tinea

A diagnosis of tinea infections begins with taking a thorough health history, including symptoms, and performing a physical exam that focuses on the area of the body that is having symptoms. A diagnosis of tinea infection may be overlooked or delayed because symptoms may be mild in some people or may be attributed to other causes, such as dry skin, dermatitis or eczema. Some people with recurrent tinea infections may also delay seeking a diagnosis because they fear diagnosis of serious underlying causes, such as diabetes or HIVAIDS....more about Tinea »

Alternative diagnoses list for Tinea:

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

Diseases for which Tinea may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Common Misdiagnoses and Tinea

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.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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