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July 1987

Emotional Eccrine SweatingA Heritable Disorder

Author Affiliations


From the Dermatology Service (Drs James and Rodman), Department of Medicine (Dr Schoomaker), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(7):925-929. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660310093022

• A family with hereditary emotional hyperhidrosis is described. The inheritance pattern is autosomal dominant. A simple quantitative palmar sweat test was used to objectively confirm historical data. Of two family members tested, both had a marked decrease in palmar sweat secretion during administration of diltiazem, a calciumchannel blocker. Additional studies in a large group of patients are needed to extend this observation.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:925-929)