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Misdiagnosis of Dermatomyositis

Misdiagnosis of Dermatomyositis

A diagnosis of dermatomyositis and its cause may be delayed or missed because the disorder can develops very gradually in some cases, and people with the condition may be unaware of it initially. In addition, symptoms of dermatomyositis are similar to symptoms of other diseases and disorders. These include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, neuropathy, and peripheral neuropathy....more about Dermatomyositis »

Alternative diagnoses list for Dermatomyositis:

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

Diseases for which Dermatomyositis may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Dermatomyositis: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Dermatomyositis may include these medical conditions:

Common Misdiagnoses and Dermatomyositis

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.

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Dermatomyositis:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Dermatomyositis:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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