Misdiagnosis of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Complex diagnosis issues or misdiagnosis may occur with conditions such as:



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Misdiagnosis Articles

  • Common Cold: Undiagnosed: The symptoms of common cold are all too well-known to doctors and parents. A common cold is rarely ...

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  • Flu: Undiagnosed flu: Influenza is often undiagnosed, because it is misdiagnosed by the patient as something milder, such as the common ...

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  • Pharyngitis: Bacterial infection: The worst kind of pharyngitis is a bacterial infection, such as “ strep throat ” from streptococcus bacteria . This type ...

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  • Croup: The classic symptom of croup is known as a “barking cough”. However, a barking cough can be caused by a ...

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  • Middle Ear Infection: Undiagnosed Ear Infection: A middle ear infection is often diagnosed late, because the person typically already has a respiratory infection ...

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  • Pneumonia: Undiagnosed Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a very dangerous condition, especially for the young and the old. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked ...

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  • Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis: Diagnosis of acute bronchitis requires the consideration of a number of other respiratory infections. Some of the possibilities ...

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  • Tonsillitis: Undiagnosed Tonsillitis: This condition may be difficult to diagnose in comparison with various other respiratory infections and causes of sore ...

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  • Sinusitis: Undiagnosed sinusitis: The most likely misdiagnosis is that sinusitis is not diagnosed properly, or is not diagnosed early. Sometimes it ...

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  • Cough: Not Always the Common Cold: A cough is often just a common cold. But sometimes it’s something worse. Ensure ...

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