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September 1969

Pruritus and Acquired AnhidrosisTwo Unusual Cases

Author Affiliations

San Francisco

From the Division of Dermatology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(3):291-293. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610270033007

Two unusual cases of acquired anhidrosis with the chief complaint of pruritus were presented and discussed. One patient had associated cholinergic urticaria. The other was unique in its complete reversibility. Known causes of anhidrosis were reviewed. Acquired anhidrosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of generalized pruritus, especially when careful patient questioning reveals a history suggestive of heat intolerance.