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Sweating Sickness

Introduction: Sweating Sickness

Description of Sweating Sickness

Sweating Sickness: A clinical condition characterized by fever and profuse sweating and associated with high mortality. It occurred in epidemic form five times in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in England, first in 1485 and last in 1551, specially during the summer and early autumn, attacking the relatively affluent adult male population. The etiology was unknown.
Source: MeSH 2007

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