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Axillary hyperhidrosis: eccrine or apocrine?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Niamh Leonard, Dr Clifford Lawrence


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We review the literature regarding axillary hyperhidrosis, discuss normal sweat gland function and postulate on the respective roles of the eccrine, apocrine and apo-eccrine glands in the pathophysiology of excessive axillary sweating.

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Author(s): Lonsdale-Eccles A, Leonard N, Lawrence C

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Year: 2003

Volume: 28

Issue: 1

Pages: 2-7

ISSN (print): 0307-6938

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2230


DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2230.2003.01162.x