Iranian Journal of Dermatology

   
 
Vol. 4, No. 14, Winter 2001
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Treatment of severe axillary Hyperhidrosis with Botulinum toxin A
Salmanpour R, Rahmanian MJ

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Abstract:
Background: Severe axillary hyperhidrosis causes considerable emotional stress to individuals affected with this condition. Existing topical and surgical therapies are either ineffective or associated with unacceptable morbidity and sequelae. Objective: In this study we attempted to determine the effect of botulinum toxin A (Dysport) in the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. Patients and Methods: After visualization of hyperhidrosis using the iodine-starch test, ten patients with axillary hyperhidrosis underwent intradermal injection with 125 units of Dysport in the axillary skin bilaterally. Patients were observed for 7 months after treatment. Results: The treatment was well tolerated without side effects. All patients experienced relatively complete anhidrosis of the axillary skin after about one week for periods lasting from 4 to 7 months. Conclusion: Botulinum-A toxin may offer a fast, safe, and highly effective therapeutic option for severe hyperhidrosis.

Keywords: Botulinum toxin type A, Hyperhidrosis, Treatment


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