Misdiagnosis of Transient Ischemic Attack


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

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

Transient Ischemic Attack as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Transient Ischemic Attack is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Transient Ischemic Attack: The similarity between migraine and symptoms of TIA can cause problems in diagnosis. The rare person under age 40 who suffers a TIA may be misdiagnosed as having migraine; similarly, TIA-prone older patients who suffer migraine may be misdiagnosed as having stroke-related headaches.1

Misdiagnosis cases for Transient Ischemic Attack: No cases available yet.

1. excerpt from Headache - Hope Through Research: NINDS

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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