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May 2001

Efficacy and Safety of Topical Atropine in Treatment of Multiple Eccrine Hidrocystomas

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(5):670-671. doi:

The treatment of multiple eccrine hidrocystomas (MEHs) is complex and unsatisfactory. A few isolated cases have been reported in which treatment with oral and topical anticholinergic drugs has resulted in transitory resolution of the lesions, but sometimes with adverse effects to the vision.1-5 We have performed the first prospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical atropine sulfate in the treatment of MEH.