What is the most difficult disease to diagnose?
Conditions That Are Hard to Diagnose
- 7 / 14. Lyme Disease.
- 8 / 14. Fibromyalgia.
- 9 / 14. Lupus.
- 10 / 14. Parkinson’s Disease.
- 11 / 14. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- 12 / 14. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- 13 / 14. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- 14 / 14. Endometriosis. This happens when the tissue that lines a woman’s uterus grows outside of it.
Is it hard to diagnose autoimmune diseases?
“There’s usually no single test to diagnose autoimmune disease. You have to have certain symptoms combined with specific blood markers and in some cases, even a tissue biopsy. It’s not just one factor.” Diagnosis can also be difficult because these symptoms can come from other common conditions.
How long does it take to get diagnosed with an autoimmune disease?
“People on average see six doctors over a period of 4 years before they get a diagnosis.” This is because, in general, autoimmune diseases tend to arrive unpredictably, disguised as other conditions, offering only confusing clues as to what they are.
How is autoimmune disease diagnosed?
Tests that may be done to diagnose an autoimmune disorder include:
- Antinuclear antibody tests.
- Autoantibody tests.
- Comprehensive metabolic panel.
- C-reactive protein (CRP)
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)