The Prevalence of Hyperhidrosis Worldwide

  • Sonia Oliveira Lima
  • Vanessa Rocha de Santana


Primary hyperhidrosis (PH), excessive sweating, has an unknown origin with onset in childhood or puberty and interferes with quality of life. Thus, it is important to know the prevalence of PH in order to offer a definitive treatment.


Epidemiology Prevalence Hyperhidrosis Sweating sickness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Oliveira Lima
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vanessa Rocha de Santana
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineTiradentes UniversityAracajuBrazil
  2. 2.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.School of Medicine of BahiaTiradentes UniversityAracajuBrazil

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