ECCRINE CHROMHIDROSIS

By Gary M. White, MD

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Eccrine chromhidrosis is the discoloration of sweat. Although rare, when it does occur, green is a common color.

Clinical

The skin may take on a greenish hue, especially where sweat glands are most common, e.g., hands and feet.

Treatment

If the cause is found, it should be avoided.

References

Green eccrine sweat from hyperbilirubenimia. Dermatology Online Journal 21(3)

Green sweat from a homeopathic medicine. Dermatol Online J. 2015 Nov 18;21(11)

Additional Pictures

The green discoloration of the skin is subtle and is better viewed after wiping off with swabs.
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