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Misdiagnosis of Fungal infections

Misdiagnosis of Fungal infections

A diagnosis of fungal infections begins with taking a thorough health history, including symptoms, and performing a physical exam that focuses on the area of the body that is having symptoms. A diagnosis of fungal infections may be overlooked or delayed because symptoms may be mild in some people or may be attributed to other causes, such as canker sores, cold sores, minor vaginal irritation, urinary tract infection, or gastroenteritis from other causes, such as food poisoning. Symptoms of a fungal infection of the lungs may resemble symptoms of influenza, asthma or pneumonia.

Some people with fungal infections may also delay seeking a diagnosis because they fear diagnosis of serious underlying causes, such as diabetes or HIVAIDS....more about Fungal infections »

Diseases for which Fungal infections may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Common Misdiagnoses and Fungal infections

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "digestive imbalance" where there are too few remaining "good" bacteria in the digestive system. The treatment is typically to use "probiotics", such as by eating yoghurt cultures containing more of the good bacteria. See digestive imbalance and probiotics.

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 Fungal infections:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Fungal infections:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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