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Misdiagnosis of Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Alternative diagnoses list for Hereditary Hemochromatosis:

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

Diseases for which Hereditary Hemochromatosis may be an alternative diagnosis

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

Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Hereditary Hemochromatosis

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.

Rare undiagnosed iron disorder causes various severe conditions: The rare "iron overload" disorder, hemochromatosis, can cause a variety of symptoms and result in various severe conditions that mimic several of the big name medical conditions. However, since it is quite rare (about 1 in 200 to 1 in 300), it may go undiagnosed, and indeed doctors may not even test for it. It can damage the pancreas, causing pancreatitis, leading to diabetes-like symptoms. It can damage the liver, leading to liver symptoms such as jaundice. Hemochromoatis can also damage the joints, giving the appearance of arthritis. The heart is another organ that excess iron can damage. Fortunately, this condition has a relatively simple treatment, and these complications can often be reversed by treatment of the iron overload causing them. See introduction to hemochromatosis.

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Hereditary Hemochromatosis:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Hereditary Hemochromatosis:

Misdiagnosis and Hereditary Hemochromatosis deaths

Hereditary Hemochromatosis is a condition that can possibly be deadly if misdiagnosed...more »

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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