neurological diagnosis

9 Deadly Sins of Neurological Misdiagnosis

It is imperative to diagnose any disease accurately for proper treatment to avoid any complications. However, neurological diagnosis have a lot of complications, and the most common hindrance the doctor usually faces is a diagnostic error. The consequences can be minor to major, according to the patient’s disease. And, the sole reason behind the misdiagnosis is the attribute of multiple conditions.

Through medical examination and conducting tests, it is possible to diagnose the medical issue. But, too many symptoms make the assessment challenging. Usually, neurological disorders require immediate treatment, and it has the possibility of damaging the condition of the body.

Here we have a compile of the common neural conditions that face misinterpretation. The list can help to prevent worse conditions. This would help you beware and opt for repetitive tests to get 100% confirmation of the medical condition.

Multiple Sclerosis

The body’s immune system attacks the protective layer of the nerve and slowly degrades it. The central nervous system is mostly affected by this disorder. And, the general scan report reveals that the patient has lesions around the spinal cord. Now, the problem is that all spinal cord lesions do not indicate multiple sclerosis leading to misdiagnosis. 

Vitamin B12 Disorder 

This disorder is a misinterpretation of  MS or Multiple sclerosis because of the general symptoms of fatigue, tingling sensation in the hands and feet and mental confusion. Furthermore, only a blood test can determine the deficiency of Vitamin B12 because it plays a crucial role in maintaining the myelin sheath of the nerve.


This is a very sensitive issue and requires emergency treatment. It is often thought to be Bell’s Palsy as the symptoms are quite similar. Moreover, the symptoms include vision impairment, numbness of the face, trouble walking, headache, confusion, migraine, intoxication and vertigo.


This is also a medical condition that faces misinterpretation and generally occurs in elderly patients. The symptoms are quite similar to the late-life depression condition, which leads to cognitive impairment.


These often face misinterpretation as sinus infections which leads to improper treatment. In this condition, the patient usually suffers from an intense headache and a throbbing effect on the

side of the head. The patient becomes too sensitive to sound, smell, and light, which can trigger a blur vision. Moreover, the symptoms also include vomiting, nausea, and fainting, which can occur in extreme cases.

Radiologically Isolated Syndrome

People with Radiologically Isolated Syndrome face a misinterpretation of suffering from MS or Multiple sclerosis. Moreover, the MRI report states that the patient has lesions on the brain nerves. Now, as the disease progresses, the symptoms become quite similar to MS. So, it is an early indicator of MS.


It is a disorder of the vertebra where you will find inflammation of the vertebral column. The symptoms are quite similar to MS or Multiple sclerosis, and thus, it also faces misinterpretation. Further, the symptoms also include joint pain and fatigue. Moreover, proper neurological diagnosis is the need of the hour.


It is a condition that indicates damage to the nerve. Moreover, it is also known as peripheral neuropathy. This medical condition affects the nervous system, excluding the brain and spinal. However, it is quite common in people with high blood glucose levels and thus it faces misinterpretation. The symptoms include loss of coordination of the muscles and difficulty in movement. Moreover, in extreme cases, it also gets mistaken as Multiple Sclerosis.


It is a chronic autoimmune disorder, and it also goes through misinterpretation as MS or Multiple sclerosis. Most of the female population has to face this disorder more than the male. The symptoms are joint swelling, fatigue, muscle pain, and headache. On examination, the doctor can find butterfly-shaped rashes that cover the cheek and bridge of the nose. A single diagnostic test cannot interpret lupus, and several laboratory tests are run. This helps the doctor to confirm the condition of lupus.


Misinterpretation of any disease can prove to be deadly as the patient fails to receive the proper treatment, and that too at the right time. Thus, it is necessary to opt for a hospital that can provide high-end medical services and a premium diagnostic center. At ILS Hospitals, you meet a team of specialists whose primary responsibility is to give the best treatment.