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September 2001

Focal Recurrent Episodic Hyperhidrosis on the Forearm

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Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(9):1241-1246. doi:

Histological examination revealed orthokeratosis, with no epidermal or dermal abnormalities. The eccrine glands were normal in number and size.

The starch-iodine test revealed a sharply demarcated area of severe hyperhidrosis on the right forearm, without spinal or dermatomal distribution. Administration of topical 20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate in absolute alcohol once a day resulted in a marked decrease in the frequency of attacks. Maintenance therapy consisted of 1 application of the solution weekly, with a relapse rate of 2 to 3 attacks per week.

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