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OnabotulinumtoxinA therapy for compensatory hyperhidrosis
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Volume 12, Issue 3, pages 232–234, September 2013
How to Cite
Adefusika, J. A. and Brewer, J. D. (2013), OnabotulinumtoxinA therapy for compensatory hyperhidrosis. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 12: 232–234. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12049
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 1 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JAN 2013
- compensatory hyperhidrosis;
Compensatory hyperhidrosis due to the treatment for focal primary hyperhidrosis can be devastating and life-altering.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss use of the iodine starch test and dilute botulinum toxin to decrease compensatory hyperhidrosis over large surface areas.
A large area of the trunk affected by compensatory hyperhidrosis was treated with dilute botulinum toxin therapy using a starch iodine test for localization.
The patient had exceptional results with his compensatory truncal sweating returning to normal and remaining stable for multiple months.
Treating compensatory hyperhidrosis of large surface areas with dilute botulinum toxin therapy is effective and safe.