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279 Possible Causes for Anemia, Tenderness of the Scalp

  • Temporal Arteritis

    It presents with headache, fever, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and anemia.[] Other symptoms may include: Fatigue Fever Jaw pain that may become worse after chewing Tenderness at the scalp or temples Vision problems, such as double vision, blurry vision[] Neurological examination disclosed chin hypoesthesia while investigations showed a normocytic anemia, ESR of 100, and CRP of 72.[]

  • Aortitis

    Idiopathic aortitis is among the most common causes of non-infectious aortitis, which rarely presents with anemia.[] […] of the scalp over the temples Loss of vision Double vision Fever Unexplained weight loss Dizziness Difficulty with coordination Difficulty with balance Night sweats Joint[] She had scalp tenderness without temporal artery nodularity and had bruits of the right carotid, right brachial, and bilateral femoral arteries.[]

  • Tension Headache

    The main organic comorbidities were atopic disease, asthma, and first-reported iron-deficiency anemia; all occurred with statistical significance more often with migraine[] […] on your scalp, neck and shoulders Sometimes, loss of appetite Tension headaches are considered chronic if they occur 15 or more days a month for at least three months.[] […] in the scalp, neck or shoulders There are two types of tension headaches: Episodic tension headaches can last anywhere from a half hour to a week.[]

  • Acute Mastoiditis

    General signs of infection were loss of body weight in 28 (75.7%) patients, fever in 21 (56.8%), vomiting in 19 (51.3%), diarrhea in 19 (51.3%) and severe anemia that requested[] These drain adjacent areas of the scalp and may become enlarged for any reason, sometimes with tenderness.[]

  • Epidural Hematoma

    For children with iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss, iron supplementation is recommended. What are the possible outcomes of epidural hematoma?[] Similarly, Pasaoglu et al. [12] reported that pallor and anemia occurred in 90% of their infantile cases.[] Epidural CT 2 Up to 8% of EDHs are undetectable on a head CT, possibly due to severe anemia, severe hypotension, early scanning after trauma or venous bleeding.[]

  • Carbuncle

    […] pocket, fever, malaise Management Hot wet compresses, drainage, antibiotics Prognosis Worse with immune compromise or underlying illness–eg AIDS, cancer, DM, pernicious anemia[] […] among the 10 - 20% of population that are Staphylococcus aureus carriers on surface of skin Common in obese patients Carbuncles may occur in patients with immune deficiency, anemia[] Patients with diabetes, anemia or rheumatism seem to reach the conditions for the appearance of carbuncle much easier than others.[]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a rare cause of aplastic anemia in adults.[] EBV infectious mononucleosis presenting with excruciating scalp tenderness. Infect Dis Pract . 1998. 22:83. Konvolinka CW, Wyatt DB.[] An 18-year-old woman with infectious mononucleosis developed splenic infarction and severe anemia.[]

  • Scabies

    CI 1.33-5.64), psoriasis (aHR 2.31, 95% CI 1.85-2.88), myasthenia gravis (aHR 2.01, 95% CI 1.31-3.12), type 1 diabetes mellitus (aHR 1.93, 95% CI 1.53-2.44), pernicious anemia[] At one-week follow-up, the scalp was no longer tender and hyperkeratotic plaques had significantly improved.[] At one-month follow-up, the affected scalp demonstrated further improvement with decreasing erythema and alopecia with follicular ostia.[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Hemolytic anemia with reduction of haptoglobin and cold agglutinin was detected, and the patient had a negative Donath-Landsteiner test.[] GCA patients may complain of fatigue, headache, and tenderness of the scalp. There is often particular pain around the temporal and occipital arteries.[] GCA symptoms include new onset headache, sometimes tenderness of the scalp, and vision changes that can progress to blindness.[]

  • Folliculitis Decalvans

    Zinc at high dosage levels competes with copper metabolism and can result in severe refractory anemia and neutropenia, a hematological disorder.[] This was associated with tenderness and occasional pustules. Closer examination showed scarring of the scalp with loss of follicular orifices.[] Folliculitis decalvans more commonly affects the top and back sections of the scalp.[]

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