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For a diagnosis of Neutropenic fever, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Neutropenic fever:
Related medical mistakes may include:
Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen or adult with a persistent cough may actually have whooping cough. This is particularly dangerous for babies too young to be vaccinated, and any un-vaccinated children. Whooping cough can be fatal to an infant. The cough symptoms of whooping cough is usually productive initially, but then becomes a persistent dry cough, lasting up to 100 days. Elderly grandparents may also be a reservoir of undiagnosed whooping cough.
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Neutropenic fever or confirming a diagnosis of Neutropenic fever, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Neutropenic fever may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Neutropenic fever. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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