Chapter 12. Sebaceous and Sweat Gland Disorders

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch12

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2008) Sebaceous and Sweat Gland Disorders, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086



  • sebaceous and sweat gland disorders;
  • acne causing factors;
  • papulopustular lesions in odd distribution;
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome;
  • steroid-induced acne;
  • systemic treatment;
  • acne scar treatment or dermabrasion;
  • Rosacea and marked rhinophyma;
  • palmar or plantar hyperhidrosis and Iontophoresis treatment;
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (apocrine acne)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sebaceous glands

  • Sweat glands

  • Interference with sweat delivery

  • Apocrine sweat glands

  • Further reading