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Diagnostic Tests for Night sweats

Diagnostic Test list for Night sweats:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Night sweats includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect for scratch marks due to itch that sometimes occurs with lymphoma
    • Temperature. Night sweats are usually related to a fever but may also be caused by anxiety states
    • Feel all palpable lymph nodes for enlargement
    • Examine the heart for a heart murmur which would suggest bacterial endocarditis
    • Examine the lungs
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Electrolytes and kidney function tests
    • Liver function tests
    • Serial blood cultures
    • HIV antibody test may need to be ordered
  • Mantoux Tuberculin skin testing - if suspect tuberculosis.
  • Sputum culture for acid fast bacilli to rule out tuberculosis if suspected
  • Radiological investigations
    • Chest X-Ray
    • CT scan of abdomen and pelvis
    • CT scan of chest
    • Echocardiogram may show bacterial endocarditis
  • Lymph node biopsy may diagnose lymphoma

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Night sweats:

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