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Writer’s Block: “Texting” Impairment as a Complication of Botulinum Toxin Type A Therapy for Palmar Hyperhidrosis

Julia S. Lehman, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(6):752. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.143.
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Iodine-starch test reveals diffuse hyperhidrosis of the palmar surface on both of patient's hands (right). Iodine-starch test performed on a control subject without hyperhidrosis (left) shown for comparison.

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