Night Sweats: A Systematic Review of the Literature

  title={Night Sweats: A Systematic Review of the Literature},
  author={J. Mold and B. Holtzclaw and L. McCarthy},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine},
  pages={878 - 893}
  • J. Mold, B. Holtzclaw, L. McCarthy
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Background: Much of primary care involves helping patients manage symptoms. Nighttime sweating is a symptom linked to menopause, malignancies, autoimmune diseases, and infections. However, in primary care settings, night sweats are commonly reported by persons without these conditions. Methods: We conducted a literature review, focusing on questions about definition, mechanisms, incidence/prevalence, measurement, clinical causes, evaluation, treatment, and prognosis. We limited our search to… CONTINUE READING
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