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Scalp swelling

Scalp swelling: Introduction

Scalp swelling: Swelling occurring on or around the scalp. See detailed information below for a list of 14 causes of Scalp swelling, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Scalp swelling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Scalp swelling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Scalp swelling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Scalp swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Scalp swelling Treatments

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Scalp swelling: Animations


Scalp swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Scalp swelling may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Scalp swelling

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Scalp swelling: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Scalp swelling

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Organs affected by Scalp swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Scalp swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Scalp swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Scalp swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Scalp swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Scalp swelling. Of the 14 causes of Scalp swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 12 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Scalp swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Scalp swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Scalp swelling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Scalp swelling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Scalp swelling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Scalp swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Scalp swelling:

    Medical Conditions associated with Scalp swelling:

    Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Scalp swelling:

    Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Head swelling (2 causes), Facial swelling (221 causes), Scalp itch (16 causes), Trauma, Physical abuse, Keratoacanthoma, Acne necrotica, Blisters (426 causes), Meningitis (160 causes), Brain tumour (14 causes), Hydrocephalus (227 causes), Giant cell arteritis, Allergic dermatitis (5 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Scalp swelling

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