Recurrent spontaneous hypothermia with hyperhidrosis syndrome
The recurrent spontaneous hypothermia with hyperhidrosis syndrome is a rare syndrome characterised by:
The findings are thought secondary to hypothalamic dysfunction with associated water balance abnormalities.
A "reverse Shapiro's syndrome" has also been described, where patients have hyperthermia.
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