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Misdiagnosis of Anaphylaxis

Misdiagnosis of Anaphylaxis

A diagnosis of anaphylaxis may be overlooked or delayed because some symptoms may be can mimic symptoms of other conditions, such as a panic attack or syncope.

The allergies that can cause anaphylaxis can be difficult to diagnose and may be both over-diagnosed and under-diagnosed at different times. A full evaluation by a primary care physician or nurse practitioner in conjunction with consultation with an allergist or asthma specialist is generally needed to properly diagnose allergies that can cause anaphylaxis....more about Anaphylaxis »

Diseases for which Anaphylaxis may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Anaphylaxis: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Anaphylaxis may include these medical conditions:

Anaphylaxis: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Anaphylaxis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Anaphylaxis

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic difficulties include asthma (perhaps surprisingly), COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, mesothelioma, smoker's cough, AIDS-related respiratory conditions (see AIDS), chronic pneumonia, and other respiratory diseases. Rare possibilities include diseases like psittacosis (bird-related lung infection). See other types of chronic lung diseases.

Anaphylaxis: Rare Types

Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:

Misdiagnosis and Anaphylaxis deaths

Anaphylaxis is a condition that can possibly be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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