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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
J Korean Med. 2012;33(4): 37-41.
Study of Characteristics of Patients with Hyperhidrosis
Chang-Gue Son
Liver and Immunology Research Center, Oriental Medical College, Daejeon University
Corresponding Author: Chang-Gue Son ,Tel: +82-42-229-6807, Fax: +82-42-257-6398, Email: ckson@dju.ac.kr
Received: November 12, 2012;  Accepted: December 4, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Objectives: This study was aimed to establish the clinical features of the patients suffering from hyperhidrosis, who are willing to visit Oriental clinics.
Methods: Forty-six patients with primary hyperhidrosis were enrolled in this study classification, body part of perspiration and its severity, and constitutional differentiation were analyzed.
Results: 85.1% of patients were 10 to 39 years old. The body part most complained of hyperhidrosis was the hands and feet at 50%. The portion of Teaeumin, Soumin, and Soyangin was 56.6% 21.1%, and 21.7% respectively. Soumin specifically showed a higher frequency of palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis as 90%. The average score of symptoms was 5.1짹1.7 by a 10-point self- reporting numeric rating scale (NRS). No statistical difference of NRS score was observed regarding gender, Sasang classification, or hyperhidrosis region.
Conclusions: This study provides an overview of hyperhidrosis patients visiting an Oriental clinic, and will be helpful in establishing a strategy for the Korean medicine (KM)-based therapeutic development.
Keywords: Hyperhidrosis | Korean medicine | herbal medicine
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