Misdiagnosis of Bronchiectasis
Alternative diagnoses list for Bronchiectasis:
For a diagnosis of Bronchiectasis,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Bronchiectasis:
Diseases for which Bronchiectasis may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Bronchiectasis
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Bronchiectasis: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Bronchiectasis may include these medical conditions:
Bronchiectasis: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Bronchiectasis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Bronchiectasis
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.
Bronchiectasis: Rare Types
Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Bronchiectasis
or confirming a diagnosis of Bronchiectasis,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Bronchiectasis may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Bronchiectasis.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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