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