[Night sweats: observation on a not unusual phenomenon]

Praxis (Bern 1994). 1995 Feb 14;84(7):204-8.
[Article in German]


With the aid of an impressive case report, the authors describes the diagnostic clues for the understanding of sweating during the night hours. Many internistic and psychological disorders may cause heavy sweating during night hours. But also substances used by patients dietary habits as well as excessive intake of alcohol may be involved. The therapeutic approaches are numerous and are discussed at the end.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Hyperhidrosis / diagnosis
  • Hyperhidrosis / etiology*
  • Hyperhidrosis / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged