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Hyperhidrosis as the Only Manifestation of Hyperandrogenism in an Adolescent Girl

Seoung S. Kim, BS; Robert L. Rosenfield, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(3):430-431. doi:.
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Androgens have been implicated in setting the capacity for perspiration. However, a role of androgen excess in inordinate sweating has not been previously noted. We report the case of a girl who developed hyperhidrosis during puberty in association with the hyperandrogenism of polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Photograph of our patient's right axilla. Profuse clear beads of sweat can be seen spontaneously forming on her axilla while she is in the examining room.

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