Night sweats--presentation of an often forgotten diagnosis

Br J Clin Pract. Summer 1991;45(2):145.


Night sweats are not uncommon complaints in the elderly and they are readily associated with disorders of catecholamine excess, solid malignancies and tuberculosis. We report night sweats as the presenting feature of giant cell arteritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Circadian Rhythm / physiology
  • Female
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / diagnosis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Sweating / physiology*