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July 1987

Emotional Eccrine Sweating: A 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)

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