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Misdiagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy

Misdiagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy

A diagnosis of muscular dystrophy may be missed, overlooked or delayed because there are over 100 muscular diseases that are very similar to muscular dystrophy. These include myopathies and multiple sclerosis. Severity and onset of symptoms of muscular dystrophy can also vary greatly between individuals. In addition, the symptom of muscle wasting of muscular dystrophy may be masked by the development of fat and connective tissue that has replaced healthy tissue, especially in the calves....more about Muscular Dystrophy »

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


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