Fast Five Quiz: Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

B.S. Anand, MD; Michael Stuart Bronze, MD; Herbert S. Diamond, MD; Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


June 02, 2021

Although the exact rate is unknown, many studies suggest that 10%-15% of all rendered diagnoses are incorrect. Certain conditions are notoriously harder to diagnose than others, given their clinical resemblance to other diseases. Other illnesses present a challenge because no specific test has been determined to be conclusive.

Although many conditions present a diagnostic challenge, some are more frequently recognized as causing problems. Are you familiar with key aspects of presentation and best practices for workup when it comes to commonly misdiagnosed conditions? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.