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Misdiagnosis of Acne

Alternative diagnoses list for Acne:

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

Diseases for which Acne may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Acne: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Acne may include these medical conditions:

Rare Types of Acne:

Common Misdiagnoses and Acne

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.

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.

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Acne:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Acne:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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