WDHA Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 02, 2021
  • Author: Richard K Gilroy, MD, FRACP; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Delay in diagnosis is not uncommon in WDHA syndrome because of the rarity of the condition and because the initial presentation may masquerade as other disease processes. The following conditions may be considered in the differential diagnosis of WDHA syndrome:

  • Surreptitious use of laxatives/medications

  • Infective diarrhea

  • Diabetic diarrhea

  • Carcinoid syndrome

  • Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid

  • Chronic idiopathic diarrhea or pseudopancreatic cholera syndrome

  • Peptide histidine isoleucine or peptide histidine methionine hypersecretion

  • Congenital secretory diarrhea

Differential Diagnoses