Night sweats: a systematic review of the literature.

  title={Night sweats: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={James W. Mold and Barbara J. Holtzclaw and Laine H McCarthy},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  volume={25 6},
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