BACKGROUND: Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by generalized or localized hyperfunction of the eccrine sweat glands with a deep negative impact on patient's quality of life. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Botulin Toxin A (BTX-A) intradermal injection in the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis, investigating symptoms-free period, and the subjective improving of quality life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 50 consecutive patients with primary hyperhidrosis were evaluated detecting age, gender, hyperhidrosis onset period, disease duration and years of treatment with BTX-A, Minor's iodine test, Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). RESULTS: The treatment is significantly effective both for axillae and palms: the majority of the patients improved their HDSS and Minor's scores from a value of 4 in the two tests, to values of 1 (HDSS) and 0 (Minor test). Patients reported a duration of symptoms relief from 4 to 12 months, with a mean of 5.68 months; specifically, we have observed that the axillary group experienced a longer symptoms-free period (mean RFS 7.2 months) than the palmar group (mean: RFS 4.27 months). CONCLUSIONS: Authors suggest that BTX-A is a safe, easy, and fast procedure for the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis.

BACKGROUND: Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by generalized or localized hyperfunction of the eccrine sweat glands with a deep negative impact on patient's quality of life. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Botulin Toxin A (BTX-A) intradermal injection in the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis, investigating symptoms-free period, and the subjective improving of quality life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 50 consecutive patients with primary hyperhidrosis were evaluated detecting age, gender, hyperhidrosis onset period, disease duration and years of treatment with BTX-A, Minor's iodine test, Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). RESULTS: The treatment is significantly effective both for axillae and palms: the majority of the patients improved their HDSS and Minor's scores from a value of 4 in the two tests, to values of 1 (HDSS) and 0 (Minor test). Patients reported a duration of symptoms relief from 4 to 12 months, with a mean of 5.68 months; specifically, we have observed that the axillary group experienced a longer symptoms-free period (mean RFS 7.2 months) than the palmar group (mean: RFS 4.27 months). CONCLUSIONS: Authors suggest that BTX-A is a safe, easy, and fast procedure for the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis.

Safety and prolonged efficacy of Botulin Toxin A in primary hyperhidrosis / D'Epiro, Sara; Macaluso, Laura; Salvi, Monica; Luci, Cecilia; Mattozzi, Carlo; Marzocca, Flaminia; Salvo, Vincenzo; Scarno', Marco; Calvieri, Stefano; Richetta, Antonio Giovanni. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 1972-6007. - 165:6(2014), p. e395-400. [10.7417/CT.2014.1780]

Safety and prolonged efficacy of Botulin Toxin A in primary hyperhidrosis

D'EPIRO, SARA;MACALUSO, LAURA;SALVI, MONICA;LUCI, CECILIA;MATTOZZI, CARLO;MARZOCCA, FLAMINIA;SALVO, VINCENZO;SCARNO', MARCO;CALVIERI, Stefano;RICHETTA, Antonio Giovanni
2014

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BACKGROUND: Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by generalized or localized hyperfunction of the eccrine sweat glands with a deep negative impact on patient's quality of life. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Botulin Toxin A (BTX-A) intradermal injection in the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis, investigating symptoms-free period, and the subjective improving of quality life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 50 consecutive patients with primary hyperhidrosis were evaluated detecting age, gender, hyperhidrosis onset period, disease duration and years of treatment with BTX-A, Minor's iodine test, Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). RESULTS: The treatment is significantly effective both for axillae and palms: the majority of the patients improved their HDSS and Minor's scores from a value of 4 in the two tests, to values of 1 (HDSS) and 0 (Minor test). Patients reported a duration of symptoms relief from 4 to 12 months, with a mean of 5.68 months; specifically, we have observed that the axillary group experienced a longer symptoms-free period (mean RFS 7.2 months) than the palmar group (mean: RFS 4.27 months). CONCLUSIONS: Authors suggest that BTX-A is a safe, easy, and fast procedure for the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis.
2014
BACKGROUND: Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by generalized or localized hyperfunction of the eccrine sweat glands with a deep negative impact on patient's quality of life. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Botulin Toxin A (BTX-A) intradermal injection in the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis, investigating symptoms-free period, and the subjective improving of quality life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 50 consecutive patients with primary hyperhidrosis were evaluated detecting age, gender, hyperhidrosis onset period, disease duration and years of treatment with BTX-A, Minor's iodine test, Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale (HDSS), Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). RESULTS: The treatment is significantly effective both for axillae and palms: the majority of the patients improved their HDSS and Minor's scores from a value of 4 in the two tests, to values of 1 (HDSS) and 0 (Minor test). Patients reported a duration of symptoms relief from 4 to 12 months, with a mean of 5.68 months; specifically, we have observed that the axillary group experienced a longer symptoms-free period (mean RFS 7.2 months) than the palmar group (mean: RFS 4.27 months). CONCLUSIONS: Authors suggest that BTX-A is a safe, easy, and fast procedure for the treatment of primary axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis.
Axillary hyperhidrosis; Botulinum toxin; Palmar hyperhidrosis
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Safety and prolonged efficacy of Botulin Toxin A in primary hyperhidrosis / D'Epiro, Sara; Macaluso, Laura; Salvi, Monica; Luci, Cecilia; Mattozzi, Carlo; Marzocca, Flaminia; Salvo, Vincenzo; Scarno', Marco; Calvieri, Stefano; Richetta, Antonio Giovanni. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 1972-6007. - 165:6(2014), p. e395-400. [10.7417/CT.2014.1780]
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