Misdiagnosis of Flu

Undiagnosed flu: Influenza is often undiagnosed, because it is misdiagnosed by the patient as something milder, such as the common cold. It is very important to consider Flu as a possible diagnosis, because it can be very severe, even fatal in some cases.

Differential Diagnosis (Other Diseases): The symptoms of flu are similar to many other respiratory illnesses. There are numerous other causes of “flu-like symptoms” also called “influenza-like illness (ILI)”. Some of the other infectious respiratory diseases that need to be considered in the differential diagnosis include:

Undiagnosed Complications: It is also important not to overlook possible complications of Flu, such as:

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