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A 35-year-old member asked:

I was wondering are night sweats a symptom of auto-immune disease?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No, Unlikely: Night sweats are often due to fever which means some illness . This requires a good check up by an internist to find the cause.
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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Sometimes: Some autoinflammatory diseases, like the periodic fever syndromes (eg FMF) involve night sweats. These may be better defined as dysregulated immunity rather than autoimmunity. Infection and malignancy are far more common causes.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2021
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