Misdiagnosis of Tricho-onychic dysplasia
Common Misdiagnoses and Tricho-onychic dysplasia
Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps,
particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes.
However, there are also various other causes.
See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of diabetes.
Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of
extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed
as alopecia totalis.
Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 diagnoses of alopecia totalis are incorrect.
See introduction to alopecia totalis.
Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average
percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans.
Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include cicatrial alopecia, traction folliculitis
and sebhorrheic dermatitis.
See hair disorders or scalp disorders.
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Tricho-onychic dysplasia
or confirming a diagnosis of Tricho-onychic dysplasia,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Tricho-onychic dysplasia may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Tricho-onychic dysplasia.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.