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Misdiagnosis of Upper Respiratory Infection

Alternative diagnoses list for Upper Respiratory Infection:

For a diagnosis of Upper Respiratory Infection, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Upper Respiratory Infection:

Diseases for which Upper Respiratory Infection may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Upper Respiratory Infection is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Upper Respiratory Infection: Medical Mistakes

Related medical mistakes may include:

Upper Respiratory Infection: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Upper Respiratory Infection

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common cold.

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.

Upper Respiratory Infection: Rare Types

Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

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

 

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