The great imitator

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The Great Imitator is a phrase used for medical conditions that feature nonspecific symptoms and may be confused with a number of other diseases.[1] Most great imitators are systemic in nature. Diseases sometimes referred to with this name include:

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  4. ^ Excerpt from NINDS Neurological Sequelae Of Lupus Information Page
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  12. ^ STD Facts from the CDC
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  15. ^ Sivers, Maurice L. (1961). "The Second "Great Imitator" - Tuberculosis". JAMA 176 (9): 809–810. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.63040220009017a.