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Hyperhidrosis: Survey of the Cutis Editorial Board

Leading dermatologists from the Cutis Editorial Board answered 5 questions on hyperhidrosis. See what they’re recommending for their patients and why. Find the infographic here.


 

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To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists from the Cutis Editorial Board answered 5 questions on hyperhidrosis. Here’s what we found.

In which areas do patients report hyperhidrosis most frequently?

Nearly 70% of dermatologists see patients with hyperhidrosis of the axillae, followed by the palms and soles (27%). Only 4% of dermatologists indicated that they see hyperhidrosis all over the body.

Expert Commentary
Provided by Shari R. Lipner, MD, PhD (New York, New York)

Hyperhidrosis affects up to 5% of the US population and may remarkably affect quality of life. Primary hyperhidrosis accounts for 93% of cases. Before puberty, hyperhidrosis affects the palms and soles in up to 90% of patients. In adults, the axillae are most commonly affected (51%), followed by plantar (30%), palmar (24%), and facial (10%) areas (Strutton et al).

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