Misdiagnosis of Tuberculosis


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

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

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

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Tuberculosis: The doctor confirms the diagnosis of sarcoidosis by eliminating other diseases with similar features. These include such granulomatous diseases as berylliosis (a disease resulting from exposure to beryllium metal), tuberculosis, farmer's lung disease (hypersensitivity pneumonitis), fungal infections, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma). 1

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Tuberculosis: The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Tuberculosis:

Misdiagnosis cases for Tuberculosis: No cases available yet.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NHLBI, Sarcoidosis: NHLBI

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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