Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Unexplained Illness

About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Unexplained Illness, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Unexplained Illness. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Unexplained Illness. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Underlying conditions discussion: Results of primary and secondary testing provided evidence of presumed etiologies in 28% of cases including disease due to the following pathogens: Neisseria meningitidis (5), Mycoplasma pneumoniae (5), Enterovirus (4), Chlamydia pneumoniae (3), Bartonella sp. (3), Adenovirus (2), Influenza (2), Legionella sp. (2), Streptococcus pneumoniae (2), Hantavirus (1), Yellow fever virus (1), Tropheryma whippelii (1), Burkholderia pseudomallei (1).1

1. excerpt from Unexplained Deaths & Critical Illnesses: DBMD

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