Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Numerous medical disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, may cause nocturnal diaphoresis. Previous work has associated severe obstructive sleep apnea with nocturnal diaphoresis. This case report is of import as our patient with severe nocturnal diaphoresis manifested only mild sleep apnea, and, for years, his nocturnal diaphoresis was ascribed to other causes, i.e., first prostate cancer and then follicular B-cell lymphoma. Additionally, it was the nocturnal diaphoresis and not more common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, such as snoring, that led to the definitive diagnosis of his sleep apnea and then to treatment with a gratifying resolution of his onerous symptom.
Original Publication Citation
Vorona, R. D., Szklo-Coxe, M., Fleming, M., & Ware, J. C. (2013). Nocturnal diaphoresis secondary to mild obstructive sleep apnea in a patient with a history of two malignancies. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9(7), 717-719. doi:10.5664/jcsm.2850
Vorona, Robert Daniel; Szklo-Coxe, Mariana; Fleming, Mark; and Ware, J. Catesby, "Nocturnal Diaphoresis Secondary to Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Patient with a History of Two Malignancies" (2013). Community & Environmental Health Faculty Publications. 46.