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344 Possible Causes for Fever, Tenderness of the Scalp

  • Temporal Arteritis

    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[] A 76-year-old woman with pulmonary asbestosis was admitted with fever and polymyalgia. She subsequently developed a visual disorder, hemoptysis, and hemoperitoneum.[] Symptoms specifically related to the inflamed arteries of the head include: Headaches, often severe Tenderness of the scalp or temples Double vision Temporary or sustained[]

  • Acute Mastoiditis

    These drain adjacent areas of the scalp and may become enlarged for any reason, sometimes with tenderness.[] AM typically presents with mastoid area erythema, proptosis of the auricle, fever, otorrhea, lethargy and pain. Fever may be quite high.[] The findings of fever, pain, postauricular swelling, and otorrhea are classic.[]

  • Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens

    An eight-year-old Ethiopian male child, resident in Khartoum, Sudan presented with tender progressing fluctuant nodules and alopecia on his scalp for nine months.[] Radiation dermatitis 662 208 Raynaud disease and phenomenon 665 209 Reactive arthritis 669 210 Relapsing polychondritis 673 211 Rhinophyma 677 212 Rocky Mountain spotted fever[] In September 2008, the condition worsened with the increase of the number of lesions and constitutional compromise with fever and arthralgia, initially managed at a periphery[]

  • Aortitis

    […] 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[] The patient complained of a high fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hematochezia and arthralgia.[] She had scalp tenderness without temporal artery nodularity and had bruits of the right carotid, right brachial, and bilateral femoral arteries.[]

  • Drug-induced Fever

    Temporal arteritis, also known as cranial or giant cell arteritis, is a disease of the elderly characterized by headache, scalp tenderness, thickened tender or pulseless temporal[] Drug-induced fever has been described as fever coinciding with drug administration when no other etiology for the fever can be discovered and when the fever abates after cessation[] Seven patients had fever with on other symptoms or signs that would suggest a diagnosis of drug-induced fever.[]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    EBV infectious mononucleosis presenting with excruciating scalp tenderness. Infect Dis Pract . 1998. 22:83. Konvolinka CW, Wyatt DB.[] You don't usually get glandular fever more than once.[] Fever of unknown origin (FUO) refers to fevers of  101 F that persist for  3 weeks and remain undiagnosed after a focused inpatient or outpatient workup.[]

  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis

    Scalp tenderness, bilateral jaw pain, amaurosis fugax were present in 2 patients. One patient had no fever.[] […] antibodies reactive with streptococcal peptidoglycan-polysaccharide complexes (PG-PS) have been estimated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in patients with acute rheumatic fever[] Fever, anaemia, splenomegaly and positive blood cultures for Gram-negative bacteria were found on admission.[]

  • Carbuncle

    A patient with renal carbuncle which presented as postoperative fever is described. The lesion was treated by percutaneous drainage.[] Such a type of condition can turn painful and can be accompanied by fever.[] Before the rupture and drainage of pus the patient may have such systemic symptoms as chills and fever, headache and anorexia.[]

  • Pericarditis

    Common manifestations include constitutional symptoms, headache, jaw claudication, scalp tenderness, and vision loss.[] […] previously healthy 71-year-old immunocompetent woman from Arizona who presented with a 5-day history of progressive shortness of breath and chest tightness, and subjective fever[] Meningococcal meningitis is a well established potential fatal infection characterized by fever, headache, petechial rash, and vomiting in the majority of cases.[]

  • Subacute Thyroiditis

    In older patients with FUO, TA can be a difficult diagnosis when the characteristic findings (ie, scalp tenderness, jaw claudication) are not present.[] Among the infectious causes of FUO, typhoid fever is relatively uncommon.[] One week later, the patient had persistent fevers to 102 degrees F; no source was found.[]

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