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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[my.clevelandclinic.org] A 76-year-old woman with pulmonary asbestosis was admitted with fever and polymyalgia. She subsequently developed a visual disorder, hemoptysis, and hemoperitoneum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[arthritis.org]

  • Acute Mastoiditis

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

  • 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.[khartoumspace.uofk.edu] 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[books.google.com] 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[colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co]

  • 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[cedars-sinai.edu] The patient complained of a high fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hematochezia and arthralgia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She had scalp tenderness without temporal artery nodularity and had bruits of the right carotid, right brachial, and bilateral femoral arteries.[jrheum.org]

  • 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[antimicrobe.org] 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[symptoma.com] Seven patients had fever with on other symptoms or signs that would suggest a diagnosis of drug-induced fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    EBV infectious mononucleosis presenting with excruciating scalp tenderness. Infect Dis Pract . 1998. 22:83. Konvolinka CW, Wyatt DB.[emedicine.medscape.com] You don't usually get glandular fever more than once.[nhs.uk] 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis

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

  • Carbuncle

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

  • Pericarditis

    Common manifestations include constitutional symptoms, headache, jaw claudication, scalp tenderness, and vision loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] 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[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Meningococcal meningitis is a well established potential fatal infection characterized by fever, headache, petechial rash, and vomiting in the majority of cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Among the infectious causes of FUO, typhoid fever is relatively uncommon.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] One week later, the patient had persistent fevers to 102 degrees F; no source was found.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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