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.
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.