Chapter 62. Focal Hyperhidrosis

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Berthold Rzany MD, ScM1,
  2. Hendrik Zielke MD Resident2,
  3. Thomas Sycha MD Universitäts Professor3 and
  4. Peter Schnider MD Universitäts Professor4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch62

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rzany, B., Zielke, H., Sycha, T. and Schnider, P. (2008) Focal Hyperhidrosis, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch62

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Evidence Based Medicine (dEBM), Klinik für Dermatologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  2. 2

    Klinik für Anásthesiokigue und operative Intensivmedizin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  3. 3

    Universitats Klinik für Neurologie, Medizinische Universität Wien, Währinger Gürlel 18-20, Wien, Austria

  4. 4

    Klinik für Neurologie, Hocheggerstrasse 88, Grimmenstein Hochegg, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis);
  • excessive axillary hyperhidrosis;
  • focal hyperhidrosis;
  • oral anticholinergics (bornaprine, methanthelinium bromide) in axillary hyperhidrosis;
  • sympathectomy - sympathetic nerve nodes dissection in axillary hyperhidrosis;
  • grade III hyperhidrosis;
  • sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis;
  • combination therapy and iontophoresis efficacy;
  • oral anticholinergics and anticholinergic side effects


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References