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Hyperhidrosis and sweat gland diseases

Therapy of Skin Diseases pp 711-728 | Cite as

  • Constantin E. Orfanos
  • Claus Garbe


With around 2–5 million eccrine sweat glands on the entire integument, these glandular structures are the most common glands in human skin. Their density varies between approx. 60 glands / cm2 on the back and 600-700 / cm2 On the palms of the hands and soles of the feet: Eccrine sweat glands are found on the entire surface of the body, including the glans penis and the foreskin, but not on the lips, the external auditory canal, the clitoris or the labia minora. Eccrine sweat glands are so extensive only in humans, in other mammals they are mainly limited to the paws, and only in primates they are present in varying degrees on the rest of the integument. While the eccrine sweat glands have a direct duct to the surface of the epidermis, the duct of the phylogenetically older apocrine sweat glands opens into the supra-bowlandular infundibulum of the hair follicle. Apocrine sweat glands are therefore only found on the hairy areas of the body, the axillae, the genitoanal region, periumbilical and perimamillary as well as on the face and scalp.

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