Familial primary hyperhidrosis: A disabling social disease

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Abstract

The incidence of primary hyperhidrosis ranges between 2-5%. This condition is more common than previously thought of and has been linked to a familial predisposition. It is socially disabling to the affected individuals. In the current era of minimally invasive surgery, the video assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy has become the definitive treatment with minimal complications. We report on a case of two siblings with primary hyperhidrosis that was treated successfully at our institution with the aim to share our experience and attract awareness among medical practitioners of the availability of a cure for this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-460
Number of pages2
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume161
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Hyperhidrosis
Sympathectomy
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Incidence

Keywords

  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Sympathectomy
  • VATS

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  • Medicine(all)

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Familial primary hyperhidrosis : A disabling social disease. / Aini, I. F.; Zamrin, D. M.; Su Min, Ooi Joanna; Haron, Hairulfaizi; Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ramzisham.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 161, No. 5, 09.2010, p. 459-460.

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