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Shinjita Das

, MD, Harvard Medical School

Last full review/revision Jun 2020| Content last modified Jun 2020
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Hypohidrosis is inadequate sweating.

Hypohidrosis may be caused by drugs, especially those with anticholinergic properties. It is also caused by diabetic neuropathy and a variety of congenital syndromes. Heatstroke Heatstroke Heatstroke is hyperthermia accompanied by a systemic inflammatory response causing multiple organ dysfunction and often death. Symptoms include temperature > 40° C and altered mental status... read more causes inadequate sweating but is a central nervous system disorder rather than a skin disorder.

Diagnosis of hypohidrosis is by clinical observation of decreased sweating or by heat intolerance.

Treatment of hypohidrosis is by cooling measures (eg, air-conditioning, wet garments).

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