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Misdiagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome

Misdiagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome

A diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome may be delayed or missed because there is no specific test that can detect the disorder. A diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome can be difficult to make and requires numerous tests and evaluations before the diagnosis is reached. Diagnosis is often made by a specialist in immunology called a rheumatologist.

In addition, symptoms are common to many other diseases and disorders. These include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigues syndrome, and the side effects of medications....more about Sjogren's Syndrome »

Sjogren's Syndrome misdiagnosis: Sjogren's syndrome may be difficult to diagnose because the primary symptoms, dry mouth and dry eyes, can be induced by many other factors, including many common medications....more about Sjogren's Syndrome »

Alternative diagnoses list for Sjogren's Syndrome:

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

Diseases for which Sjogren's Syndrome may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Sjogren's Syndrome is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Sjogren's Syndrome: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Sjogren's Syndrome may include these medical conditions:

Sjogren's Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome:

The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome or confirming a diagnosis of Sjogren's 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 Sjogren's Syndrome may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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