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Misdiagnosis of Acute intermittent porphyria

Misdiagnosis of Acute intermittent porphyria

A diagnosis of acute intermittent porphyria may be missed or delayed because many years may span between the attacks, and the symptoms (e.g., abdominal pain, constipation, and neuropathies) are not specific for porphyria....more about Acute intermittent porphyria »

Alternative diagnoses list for Acute intermittent porphyria:

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

Diseases for which Acute intermittent porphyria may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Common Misdiagnoses and Acute intermittent porphyria

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.

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


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