Misdiagnosis of Temporal Arteritis
Differential Diagnosis: Misdiagnosis of Temporal Arteritis is not very likely, provided you have seen a doctor for the diagnosis. Some other conditions to consider on the differential diagnosis include:
Other Associated Conditions and Complications: There are a number of differential diagnosis issues in relation to other diseases that are related to or caused by Temporal Arteritis. The patient is likely to have Temporal Arteritis in addition to these associated conditions, rather than for there to be a misdiagnosis:
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica. This condition is more common in people with Temporal Arteritis.
- Anemia. Another condition that is more common is anemia (low blood iron), causing symptoms such as weakness, tiredness, fatigue, pallor, etc.
- Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis; other types; other locations). Other arteries can be affected by arteritis.
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