Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses for tension headaches?

Updated: Nov 21, 2017
  • Author: Michelle Blanda, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Fever

Anoxia

Cervical spondylosis

Tumor

Caffeine dependency

Nonprescription analgesic dependency

Medication overuse headache

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


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