62 results match your criteria Chromhidrosis

Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes in Chromhidrosis: A Systematic Review.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2020 Sep 30. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON, Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Probity Medical Research, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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September 2020

A case of eccrine chromhidrosis: Natural pigment's crime.

LiFang Hu Yan Sun

Australas J Dermatol 2020 Nov 25;61(4):e460-e461. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Department of dermatology, the third people's hospital of Hangzhou, Hangzhou city, China.

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November 2020

Apocrine Chromhidrosis.

Am J Dermatopathol 2020 Oct;42(10):e147-e148

Dermatology Department, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom.

Apocrine chromhidrosis is a rare diagnosis that occurs due to colored sweat being secreted from the apocrine glands, which are located in the axillae, anogenital skin, and areolae and over the skin of the trunk, face, and scalp. We present the case of a 65-year-old woman who presented with a sudden onset of pink sweating affecting mainly her axillae but also her pelvis, causing staining of clothing and bed sheets. There was nil to note on examination and histology with immunostaining demonstrated focally prominent yellow-brown lipofuscin granules in the cytoplasm of the apocrine secretory cells confirming the diagnosis. Read More

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October 2020

[Brown facial pseudochromhidrosis in a child: A bacterial disease?]

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2020 Oct 1;147(10):648-652. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Service de dermatologie, hôpital Victor-Dupouy, 69, rue du Lieutenant-Colonel Prudhon, 95100 Argenteuil, France. Electronic address:

Introduction: Pseudochromhidrosis denotes the production of colourless sweat that acquires colour after coming into contact with exogenous factors such as dyes in clothing, chemicals or chromogenic microorganisms.

Patients And Methods: A 9-year-old girl presented with progressive brown pigmentation predominantly on the nose, forehead, perioral region and cheeks. It was easily removable by rubbing with a moist compress, leaving normal-coloured skin as well as brown pigment on the compress. Read More

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October 2020

Visual Dermatology: Black Chromhidrosis of the Bilateral Cheeks.

J Cutan Med Surg 2020 Jul/Aug;24(4):407. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

2129 Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Male with Discoloration of the Skin.

J Emerg Med 2020 May 31;58(5):815-816. Epub 2020 Mar 31.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York.

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The color of skin: green diseases of the skin, nails, and mucosa.

Clin Dermatol 2019 Sep - Oct;37(5):516-519. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Greenish staining of human skin may result from a gamut of causes, such as chlorosis, exogenous copper, resolving ecchymosis, drugs, green textile dyes, green tattoos, apocrine and eccrine chromhidrosis, hyper biliverdinemia, chloromas, use of green dyes during tube feeding in patient with multiorgan failure, Pseudomonas infections, and Wells' syndrome in its second stage. Physicians may rarely encounter patients with green skin, hair, nails, or mucosae. Read More

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Infectious Pseudochromhidrosis: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Acta Derm Venereol 2020 01 7;100(1):adv00005. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, 0424 Oslo, Norway.

Infectious pseudochromhidrosis is a rare dermatological disorder, characterized by a change in colour of the sweat from normal skin, caused by pigments from microorganisms. Such pigments are a result of evolutionary competition among microorganisms, which appears to be a decisive factor in their survival, patho-genicity, and virulence. Four bacteria are known to be involved in infectious pseudochromhidrosis: Bacillus spp. Read More

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January 2020

Atomoxetine-Induced Hyperhidrosis, Osmidrosis, and Chromhidrosis.

Am J Ther 2020 Nov/Dec;27(6):e616-e617

General Adult Psychiatry Department, Kuwait Centre for Mental Health (KCMH), Shuwaikh, Kuwait.

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Chromhidrosis: An Unusual Cause of Skin Discoloration.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

From the Texas Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX.

Chromhidrosis is a rare condition characterized by the secretion of colored sweat. We report a case of a preadolescent healthy girl presenting with acute, recurrent blue discoloration of her armpits. The blue discoloration can be wiped off but recurs. Read More

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Chromhidrosis due to exogenous oxidizing heavy metals: Clinical and laboratory findings.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Jul 10;35(4):448-452. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Uludag University, Gorukle, Bursa, Turkey.

Background/objectives: Chromhidrosis is a rare condition of which there are only a few case reports in the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical, laboratory, and possible environmental factors in 13 patients with chromhidrosis to elucidate causative agents.

Methods: Data were obtained from the medical records of 13 patients with colored sweating between October 2015 and November 2016 (7 infants <1 year of age, 5 adults, 1 adolescent). Read More

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[Association of chromhidrosis and segmental neurofibromatosis].

Presse Med 2018 Mar 9;47(3):294-296. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Hôpital Henri-Mondor, service de dermatologie, 51, avenue du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, 94000 Créteil, France; UPEC université Paris Est-Créteil, Val-de-Marne, France.

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Red Eccrine Chromhidrosis with Review of Literature.

Indian J Dermatol 2017 Nov-Dec;62(6):675

Department of Skin and STD, Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India.

A 22-year-old male presented with reddish discoloration of the vest following perspiration for 6 months. He was a habituated consumer of cranberry juice. The peak absorption on spectrophotometric analysis of the extracted sweat coincided approximately with the peak absorption of diluted distillate of the juice. Read More

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December 2017

Eccrine Chromhidrosis in an Adolescent with Sickle Cell Disease.

Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Sep 30;34(5):e273-e274. Epub 2017 Jul 30.

School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Eccrine chromhidrosis can occur secondary to hyperbilirubinemia. We report an adolescent with sickle cell disease who presented with eccrine chromhidrosis on his palmar and plantar surfaces. He had extremely high levels of conjugated bilirubin but no fever. Read More

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September 2017

Green palmoplantar vesicular eruption in a patient with hyperbilirubinemia.

JAAD Case Rep 2017 Jul 14;3(4):273-275. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

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Pseudochromhidrosis: report and review of literature.

Int J Dermatol 2017 May 23;56(5):496-502. Epub 2017 Feb 23.

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Chromhidrosis is a rare condition where colored sweat comes from the apocrine or eccrine glands. Pseudochromhidrosis is an uncommon condition where colored sweat is related to specific dye-producing bacteria, drugs, dyes, or chemical agents. This article provides a literature review of the various etiology, investigation, treatment, and prognosis. Read More

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Yellow pseudochromhidrosis in a young female.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2017 Jan-Feb;8(1):42-44

Department of Skin and VD, Shree Krishna Hospital, Anand, Gujarat, India.

Chromhidrosis is a rare disorder in which there is pigmentation of sweat in a variety of colors. It can be classified into apocrine, pseudoeccrine, and true eccrine chromhidrosis. Pseudochromhidrosis is a condition in which the excreted sweat is colorless, but later acquires color due to contact with chromogenic chemicals. Read More

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February 2017

Blue-colored sweating: four infants with apocrine chromhidrosis.

Turk J Pediatr 2015 May-Jun;57(3):290-3

Department of Pediatrics, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana,Turkey.

Apocrine chromhidrosis is a very rare, idiopathic disorder of the sweat glands characterized by the secretion of colored sweat. Because hormonal induction increases sweating, the symptoms of apocrine chromhidrosis usually begin after puberty. Although treatment may not be necessary in some cases, capsaicin cream and 20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate solution have been successfully used to treat patients requiring intervention. Read More

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A curious case of blue-green discoloration in a middle-aged indian man: Chromhidrosis.

Dermatol Online J 2015 Nov 18;21(11). Epub 2015 Nov 18.

R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata.

Introduction: Chromhidrosis is a rare sweat gland disorder characterized by the excretion of colored sweat. It can be classified as apocrine, true eccrine, and pseudochromhidrosis. Amongst the different types of chromhidrosis, green chromhidrosis is extremely rare. Read More

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November 2015

Eccrine Chromhidrosis Resembling Clinical Features of Pompholyx with Bile-Like Greenish Pigmentation on the Right Palm and Soles.

Ann Dermatol 2015 Aug 29;27(4):482-3. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

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Hyperhidrosis, bromhidrosis, and chromhidrosis: Fold (intertriginous) dermatoses.

Clin Dermatol 2015 Jul-Aug;33(4):483-91. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

Tokuda Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Human sweat glands disorders are common and can have a significant impact on the quality of life and on professional, social, and emotional burdens. It is of paramount importance to diagnose and treat them properly to ensure optimal patient care. Hyperhidrosis is characterized by increased sweat secretion, which can be idiopathic or secondary to other systemic conditions. Read More

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Chromhidrosis--colored sweat in a toddler.

Indian Pediatr 2015 Apr;52(4):337-8

Departments of Pediatrics and *Dermatology, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital and The CHILDS Trust Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India. Correspondence to: Dr S Balasubramanian, Senior Consultant Pediatrician, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital and The CHILDS Trust Medical Research Foundation,12-A, Nageswara Road, Nuangambakkam, Chennai 600 034, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: Chromhidrosis means production of coloured sweat.

Case Characteristics: A toddler who presented with colored sweat was diagnosed to have chromhidrosis based on skin biopsy. No treatment was attempted considering the young age. Read More

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Coloured sweat in two brothers: First report of familial chromhidrosis.

Australas J Dermatol 2016 Feb 5;57(1):e23-5. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

Department of Dermatology, St. Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK.

The uncommon diagnosis of chromhidrosis is most frequently made in young adults. This sweat gland disease, although benign, may impact significantly on the patient's quality of life. We describe the first report of familial chromhidrosis of pseudo-eccrine type (pseudochromhidrosis) occurring in two brothers aged 9 and 12 years. Read More

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February 2016

Unilateral chromhidrosis versus unilateral pseudochromhidrosis: an interesting phenomenon.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2015 Jul 2;40(5):572-4. Epub 2015 Feb 2.

Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 12 Jiangwangmiao Street, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210042, China.

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Late-onset apocrine chromhidrosis.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2014 Nov-Dec;80(6):579

Department of Dermatology, Izmir Atatürk Research and Traning Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

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The role of capsaicin in dermatology.

Prog Drug Res 2014 ;68:293-306

Neurogenic pain and pruritus are the common chief complaints at dermatology office visits. Unfortunately, they are also notoriously difficult conditions to treat. Topical capsaicin used as a single therapy or as an adjuvant offers a low-risk option for patients who do not achieve control on other therapies. Read More

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Eccrine chromhidrosis secondary to hyperbilirubinemia.

Dermatol Online J 2014 Dec 14;21(3). Epub 2014 Dec 14.

UC San Diego.

Background: Eccrine chromhidrosis, or colored eccrine sweating, may be caused by contamination of sweat by dyes, pigmentation from microorganisms, or more rarely, hyperbilirubinemia. Pigment usually affects the palms and soles, where abundant sweat glands are found.Purpose, Material and Methods: We report a unique case of eccrine chromhidrosis in the setting of hyperbilirubinemia and review the current literature available on PubMed of previously reported cases. Read More

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December 2014

A case of generalized red sweating.

Dermatol Online J 2014 Dec 14;21(3). Epub 2014 Dec 14.

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

We report a case of a 70-year-old man with a 5-year history of red pigmented sweating on the axillae, groin, forearms, trunk, and and peri-nuchal sites. No identifiable cause of the pigmented sweat was identified. Biopsy revealed lipofuscin pigment leading to the diagnosis of idiopathic chromhidrosis. Read More

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December 2014