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Why do patients with some viruses have night sweats?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not only viruses

Night sweats are the body's way of reducing fever, and when you have fever due to infections, in some instances it is an intermittent process, and since your normal diurnal curve has its lowest body temp in the wee hours of the morning, the sweats occur at night prior to the diminished temperature.

In brief: Not only viruses

Night sweats are the body's way of reducing fever, and when you have fever due to infections, in some instances it is an intermittent process, and since your normal diurnal curve has its lowest body temp in the wee hours of the morning, the sweats occur at night prior to the diminished temperature.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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