Misdiagnosis of Kuru


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

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

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Kuru: Usually, this is done only to rule out other, potentially treatable, diseases, like encephalitis or meningitis that might mimic the symptoms of a TSE disease. 1

Misdiagnosis cases for Kuru: No cases available yet.

1. excerpt from NINDS Kuru Information Page: NINDS

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