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Misdiagnosis of Buerger's disease

Misdiagnosis of Buerger's disease

It is possible that a diagnosis of Buerger's disease can be delayed or missed because symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other conditions and diseases, such as atherosclerosis, clotting disorders, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic ulcers, frostbite, and other forms of vasculitis, including Raynaud's phenomenon. In addition, Raynaud's phenomenon can occur with Buerger's disease....more about Buerger's disease »

Alternative diagnoses list for Buerger's disease:

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

Diseases for which Buerger's disease may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Common Misdiagnoses and Buerger's disease

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.

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.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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