Misdiagnosis of Kleine-Levin Syndrome
Diseases for which Kleine-Levin Syndrome may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Kleine-Levin Syndrome
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Kleine-Levin Syndrome may include these medical conditions:
- The cause of Kleine-Levin Syndrome is not known. Some attribute it to autoimmunity and hereditary predisposition
- more causes...»
Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Kleine-Levin Syndrome
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, crawling, or burning sensations in the legs,
with the irresistable urge to move the legs.
This need for leg movement leads to tossing and turning, or getting up out of bed,
all of which interferes with the ability to fall asleep.
The sufferer then has the typical symptoms of sleep deprivation during the day: fatigue, tiredness,
morning headaches, irritability, poor concentration and so on.
This condition is sometimes misdiagnosed as other conditions
such as ADHD, sleep disorders, other causes of insomnia, or other causes of leg tingling.
Many patients also suffer from a related disorder called
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), which causes leg spasms
or other jerky movements.
See introduction to RLS or introduction to PLMD.
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.
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Kleine-Levin Syndrome
or confirming a diagnosis of Kleine-Levin Syndrome,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Kleine-Levin Syndrome may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Kleine-Levin Syndrome.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.