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J Korean Soc Clin Neurophysiol. 2012 Jun;14(1):12-19. Korean. Review.
Park KJ .
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. pkjong@gnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Thermoregulatory sweat is principal mean for homeostasis of temperature. Sweat glands have eccrine gland, apocrine gland, and apoeccrine glands. Disorders of sweating are manifested by excess (hyperhidrosis) or deficit (hypohidrosis, anhidrosis) of sweat. Hyperhidrosis can be defined as excessive sweating beyond a level required to maintain normal body temperature. The sweating can be generalized or localized (axilla, palms, soles, palmar-plantar, perineal). Usually hypohidrosis or anhidrosis may be more serious than hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is usually benign, but interferes with one's daily activities. First step for diagnostic approach for sweating disorders might be dividing them into localized or generalized, and primary or secondary forms. Treatement for hyperhidrosis include topical agents, botulinum toxin A injections, systemic anticholinergics, and sympathectomy.

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