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.
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.