Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
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ISSN: 2167-0277

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A Case of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, whose Sole Complaint of Night Sweat was Eliminated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Fumihiko Yasuma, Hiroko Tsuda and Akinori Sawamura

A 69-year-old non-obese Japanese man with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) complaining solely about night sweat was treated successfully with continuous positive airway pressure. Nocturnal sweating of a common symptom of OSAS is also caused by drugs/alcohol/heroin, malignancies, infections, gastro-esophageal reflux, and endocrine/rheumatologic diseases. Family physicians should include OSAS in the differential diagnosis of this symptom.