Misdiagnosis of Fever
Alternative diagnoses list for Fever:
For a diagnosis of Fever,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Fever:
Diseases for which Fever may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Fever
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Fever: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Fever
Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis,
when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection,
such as a common cold.
Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been
immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears
off after about 15 years.
Thus, any teen or adult with a persistent cough may actually have whooping cough.
This is particularly dangerous for babies too young to be vaccinated,
and any un-vaccinated children.
Whooping cough can be fatal to an infant.
The cough symptoms of whooping cough is usually productive initially, but then
becomes a persistent dry cough, lasting up to 100 days.
Elderly grandparents may also be a reservoir of undiagnosed whooping cough.
Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Fever:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Fever:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Fever
or confirming a diagnosis of Fever,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Fever may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Fever.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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