Tension Headache Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 11, 2016
  • Author: Michelle Blanda, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Fever

Anoxia

Cervical spondylosis

Tumor

Caffeine dependency

Nonprescription analgesic dependency

Severe anemia or polycythemia

Uremia

Hepatic disorders

Toxic effects from drugs or fumes (carbon monoxide)

Dental disease

Paget disease of bone

Refractive error

Hypertension

Hypoxia

Lesions of the eye or middle ear

Lesions of the oral cavity

Differential Diagnoses