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Misdiagnosis of Toxocariasis

Alternative diagnoses list for Toxocariasis:

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

Diseases for which Toxocariasis may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Common Misdiagnoses and Toxocariasis

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.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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