ICD10 Code: R61.9
The characteristics of night sweat can widely differ and ranges from a continuous film of sweat on the skin to a drenching of the bedclothes. Intensive night sweat frequently leads to sleep disturbances, since the patient wakes up due to sweating during the night.
Night sweat has various causes. Among others, the main causes are:
Night sweat that cannot be attributed to any cause is called idiopathic night sweat.
The therapy is based on the triggering cause, which might be difficult to find sometimes in the absence of additional symptoms.
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