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Non-menopausal endocrine and non-endocrine causes of flushing and sweating

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Richard Quinton


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© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Hot flushes and generalised sweating are relatively common presenting complaints, with hypogonadism an important differential diagnosis in both sexes and menopause being the most typical cause in females of climacteric age. However, a variety of other conditions do need to be carefully considered in respect of eugonadal individuals and also for those hypogonadal ones where properly dosed sex steroid replacement has failed to control flushing and sweating, or where the presentation is atypical. Alternative aetiologies may be immediately obvious from the history and physical examination, but more unusual conditions may require deeper scrutiny. This clinical review elaborates on the non-menopausal endocrine and non-endocrine causes of flushing and sweating, including both common and rarer conditions.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Lal V, Mamoojee YH, Quinton R

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Post Reproductive Health

Year: 2017

Volume: 23

Issue: 4

Pages: 177-182

Print publication date: 01/12/2017

Online publication date: 26/06/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 2053-3691

ISSN (electronic): 2053-3705

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd


DOI: 10.1177/2053369117715371