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Dermatology. 1999;199(2):149-52.

The case of the red lingerie - chromhidrosis revisited.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Tygerberg Hospital and University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Republic of South Africa.

Abstract

Chromhidrosis or the production of coloured sweat is a rare clinical finding. A 26-year-old female presented with marked pink staining of her uniform and lingerie. Extractions of clothing, skin surface samples, eccrine sebum, urine and a fast food product were spectrophotometrically analysed to identify the pink staining pigment. Three water-soluble colouring agents have been identified. An eccrine route of excretion probably produced chromhidrosis. An overview is presented.

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10559582
DOI:
18223
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