Misdiagnosis of Dengue fever


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

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

Dengue fever as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Dengue fever is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Dengue fever: Symptoms tend to be milder in children than in adults, and the illness may be clinically indistinguishable from influenza, measles, or rubella.1

Misdiagnosis cases for Dengue fever: No cases available yet.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Information for Health Care Practitioners: DVBID

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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