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Misdiagnosis of Athlete's foot

Misdiagnosis of Athlete's foot

A diagnosis of athlete's foot begins with taking a thorough health history, including symptoms, and performing a physical exam that focuses on the area of the body that is having symptoms. A diagnosis of athlete's foot may be overlooked or delayed because symptoms may be mild in some people or may be attributed to other causes, such as dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, skin allergy, or eczema. Some people with recurrent athlete's foot may also delay seeking a diagnosis because they fear diagnosis of serious underlying causes, such as diabetes or HIVAIDS....more about Athlete's foot »

Alternative diagnoses list for Athlete's foot:

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

Diseases for which Athlete's foot may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Athlete's foot is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Athlete's foot

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of diabetes.

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


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