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Title: Severe compensatory hyperhidrosis following thoracic sympathectomy successfully treated with low doses of botulinum toxin A
Authors: Santana Rodríguez, Norberto 
Clavo, Bernardino 
Calatayud-Gastardi, Joaquín
Garcia Castellano, Jose Manuel 
Ponce-González, Miguel A.
Olmo-Quintana, Vicente
Llontop, Pedro
Álvarez-Prats, Alejandro
Yordi, Nagib Atallah
Ruiz Caballero,Jose Antonio 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
320106 Dermatología
Keywords: Compensatory hyperhidrosis
Botulinum toxin
Issue Date: 2012
Journal: Journal of Dermatological Treatment 
Abstract: Compensatory hyperhidrosis is an adverse effect of thoracic sympathectomy that can be debilitating, which is why an efficient treatment is demanded. Botulinum toxin is an emerging treatment, not well known yet. We report two cases of compensatory hyperhidrosis following thoracic sympathectomy which were both treated with low doses of botulinum toxin A. The patients, a male and a female, noted a high level of satisfaction with the abolishment of sweating that was maintained up to 10 months. We consider that low doses of botulinum toxin A is a well tolerated, safe and effective treatment for compensatory hyperhidrosis and should be offered as an alternative treatment.
ISSN: 0954-6634
DOI: 10.3109/09546634.2011.577404
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment[ISSN 0954-6634],v. 23(6), p. 457-460
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