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The term '''night sweat''' describes an unphysiologically excessive [[sweating]] [[(hyperhidrosis)]] during bed rest. Night sweat is classified under [[general symptoms]].  
 
The term '''night sweat''' describes an unphysiologically excessive [[sweating]] [[(hyperhidrosis)]] during bed rest. Night sweat is classified under [[general symptoms]].  
  
ICD10 Code: R61.9  
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[[ICD10]] Code: R61.9  
  
 
==Symptoms==
 
==Symptoms==
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**[[Wegener’s Granulomatosis]]
 
**[[Wegener’s Granulomatosis]]
 
*Hormonal disorders
 
*Hormonal disorders
**[[Hyperthyreosis]]
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**[[Hyperthyreosis]]
 
**[[Menopause ]]
 
**[[Menopause ]]
 
*Metabolic diseases
 
*Metabolic diseases
 
**[[Diabetes mellitus]]
 
**[[Diabetes mellitus]]
 
*Psychological causes
 
*Psychological causes
**[[Nightmares]]E
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**[[Nightmares]]
 
*External causes
 
*External causes
 
**High environmental temperature
 
**High environmental temperature

Revision as of 12:57, 6 October 2005

German: Nachtschweiß

1 Definition

The term night sweat describes an unphysiologically excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during bed rest. Night sweat is classified under general symptoms.

ICD10 Code: R61.9

2 Symptoms

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.

3 Causes

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.

4 Therapy

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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