Misdiagnosis of Sleep apnea


Sleep apnea was cited by Reader's Digest as one of the top 10 misdiagnosed diseases. In the article entitled "10 Diseases Doctors Miss", the 10 diseases mentioned were hepatitis C, lupus, celiac disease, hemochromatosis, aneurysm, Lyme disease, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), chlamydia, and sleep apnea. 1

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

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

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

Misdiagnosis cases for Sleep apnea: No cases available yet.

1. Reader's Digest, February 2004, "10 Diseases Doctors Miss", page 120

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