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Misdiagnosis of Genital herpes

Misdiagnosis of Genital herpes

A diagnosis of genital herpes can be missed or delayed because there are often no symptoms. When there are symptoms, they can mild or vague and similar to other diseases. Symptoms, such as headache, swollen lymph glands, fever, chills, and fatigue can mimic symptoms of a bacterial infection or other viral infections, such as influenza.

Blisters and lesions may somewhat resemble a chancre due to syphilis. They can also resemble the symptoms of chancroid. Both these diseases are also sexually transmitted diseases.

Because of these factors, it is important to have regular medical care throughout a lifetime in order to maximize the chances of early diagnosis and treatment....more about Genital herpes »

Alternative diagnoses list for Genital herpes:

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

Diseases for which Genital herpes may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Genital herpes: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Genital herpes may include these medical conditions:

  • HSV type 1 - though less common than HSV type 2, the HSV-1 virus from cold sores can also cause genital herpes.
  • more causes...»

Rare Types of Genital herpes:

Genital herpes: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Genital herpes: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Genital herpes

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General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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