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Correspondence
November 15, 2010

Botulinum Toxin A Treatment for Hyperhidrosis in Patients With Prosthetic Limbs

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland, Texas.

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(11):1314-1315. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.326

Practicing dermatology in a military setting provides many exciting and unique opportunities. It also brings the clinician into direct contact with patients who have sustained serious combat-related injuries. In our program, we frequently encounter patients with amputations and prosthetics, severe burns, and traumatic tattoos. While patients receive outstanding care and are at a high level of functioning prior to visiting the dermatologist, we have the tools and expertise to provide comfort for these life-altering changes. One such tool is botulinum toxin A injection to decrease normal perspiration in an effort to achieve an adequate seal for a prosthetic device.

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