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Misdiagnosis of Tick bite

Common Misdiagnoses and Tick bite

Pitfalls in diagnosing palpitations: The symptom of palpitations is suggestive of cardiac arrhythmia but may have a non- cardiac cause. Palpitations not related to emotion, fever and exercise suggest an arrhythmia. There are many pitfalls in the diagnosis and mangaemnet of arrhythmias especially in the elderly where symptoms of infection can be masked. Palpitations associated with menopause maybe overlooked. Valvular lesions usually associated with rheumatic heart disease such as mitral stenosis and aortic incompetence may cause palpitations. The rare tumour, pheochromocytoma, presents with palpitations and postural tachycardia. The toxin from tick bites in dermatomes T!- 5 can also cause palpitations.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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


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