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Misdiagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein purpura

Misdiagnosis of Henoch-Schonlein purpura

It is possible to misdiagnose Henoch-Schonlein purpura as hypersensitivity vasculitis....more about Henoch-Schonlein purpura »

Alternative diagnoses list for Henoch-Schonlein purpura:

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

Diseases for which Henoch-Schonlein purpura may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Henoch-Schonlein purpura is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Henoch-Schonlein purpura

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have heavy periods, since they actually have a bleeding disorder. Severe afflictions may result in the women receiving a hysterectomy unnecessarily, when the underlying cause has not been identified. See the introduction to Von Willebrand's disease and bleeding disorder.

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes, particularly of Type 2 diabetes, but also Type 1 diabetes. They can also occur with poor diabetic control. However, there are many other possible causes of leg rashes. See causes of leg rash or misdiagnosis of diabetes.

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.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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