Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Diagnosis Mistakes » Painful throat- look for infectious mononucleosis

Painful throat- look for infectious mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis must be considered in 15- 25 year old patients presenting with a painful throat. The patient presents with slow onset of malaise, fever, headache sore throat and rash. It can be misdiagnosed as HIV primary infection, tonsillitis, viral hepatitis and leukaemia. Paul Bunnell test is one of the important lab tests commonly done along with white cell count and blood smear. There is no specific treatment and supportive measures will suffice. It usually runs an uncomplicated course.

More Diagnostic Medical Mistakes

More Diagnostic Error Topics

  • Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed
  • Heart attacks can be undiagnosed
  • Hematemesis and melaena
  • Hidden cancer- Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Hidden diagnosis of chronic STD
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • High rate of misdiagnosis of psychiatric disorders
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Huntington disease maybe confused
  • Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children
  • Hypopigmented macules of Pityriasis versicolor
  • Immediate care in extradural haematoma
  • Immediate care in Quinsy
  • Infectious Diarrhoea related to Gullain Barre syndrome

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise