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Aust Fam Physician. 2009 Sep;38(9):666-9.

Sweaty, smelly hands and feet.

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Skin and Cancer Foundation, Carlton, Victoria. cescarff@mac.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, with or without offensive odour (bromhidrosis), can have a devastating effect on a patient's life. The condition usually begins in childhood or adolescence and can impact greatly on education, career choices and social development.

OBJECTIVE:

This article describes the presentation, investigation and management options for palmoplantar hyperhidrosis.

DISCUSSION:

Clinical history and examination is often sufficient to make a diagnosis of palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. Fortunately, there are successful treatments available that can provide relief of symptoms.

PMID:
19893792
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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