Sweating in ectodermal dysplasia syndromes. A review.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Ectodermal dysplasia syndromes are currently classified based on constellations of clinical features, a major one of which is the presence or absence of normal sweating. The evaluation of sweating in these disorders has not been performed in a standardized manner, as is shown here in this literature review of a sampling of ectodermal dysplasia syndromes. Accurate evaluation of sweating is important not only in enabling more effective diagnosis and classification of patients with these syndromes, but also in aiding genetic counseling by potential detection of carrier states. A review of the variety of sweat tests currently in use is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berg, D; Weingold, DH; Abson, KG; Olsen, EA

Published Date

  • August 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 126 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1075 - 1079

PubMed ID

  • 2200347

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-987X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States