Table 1.

Potential causes of night sweats

CATEGORYPOTENTIAL CAUSES
MalignancyLymphoma
Solid tumours
InfectionsTuberculosis
Brucellosis
Bacterial infections
HIV
MedicationsSee Table 2
Withdrawal symptomsAlcohol
Opioids
Cocaine
Endocrine disordersPheochromocytoma
Carcinoid syndrome
Hyperthyroidism
Neurologic disordersAutonomic dysreflexia
Syringomyelia
OtherMenopause
Idiopathic hyperhidrosis
Sleep apnea
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Diabetes insipidus
Temporal arteritis